Guest Lecture: Alison O'Connell - Insights on Longevity for the Debate on New Zealand Superannuation Age of Eligibility
Page updated Sep 14, 2012
|Date/Time||Wed 12 Sep, 1.30-3pm|
|Location||Level 5, The Treasury, 1 The Terrace|
Jane McKenzie, email@example.com, by Friday 7 September 2012.
Presentation material for Alison O'Connell's lecture 'Insights on Longevity for the Debate on New Zealand Superannuation Age of Eligibility', presented at the Treasury on Wednesday 12 September 2012.
|22 Aug 2012||The Treasury||Flyer||tgls-oconnell.pdf (40 KB)|
|14 Sep 2012||The Treasury||Presentation Slides||tgls-oconnell-slides.pdf (852 KB)|
Many countries are reforming public pensions as a result of ageing populations. The most common reform has been to increase eligibility age. This presentation highlights how emerging demographic theory and practice can help to improve on the evidence typically communicated in the debate on raising eligibility age. For example, UK policy makers emphasise the perspective of increasing individual lifespans rather than that of population demographics. The individual approach offers a different understanding of the recent trends in longevity improvement which could help individual New Zealanders avoid longevity risk in their own retirement planning and contribute to evidence-based policymaking.