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Saving for Retirement: Intention, Context, and Behavior

Gordon L. Clark, Kendra Strauss, and Janelle Knox-Hayes


Understanding the ways in which people save for their retirement is an urgent issue. So much has changed in the last 10 to 15 years, especially in the area of the provision of pensions and retirement income. Around the world, greater and greater responsibility is being allocated to individuals while governments discount their contributions to social security and employers retreat from the provision of supplementary retirement income. In this book, we begin with the behavioral revolution and its implications for understanding financial decision-making and saving for the future. Recognizing the ... More

Keywords: financial decision-making, risk, behavior, planning, pensions, saving strategies, annuities

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199600854
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199600854.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gordon L. Clark, author
Halford Mackinder Professor of Geography, University of Oxford, United Kingdom, and Sir Louis Matheson Distinguished Visiting Professor, Monash University, Australia

Kendra Strauss, author
Research Fellow in Urban Political Economy, University of Glasgow

Janelle Knox-Hayes, author
Assistant Professor of Environmental Policy, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA, and Visiting Research Associate, University of Oxford, United Kingdom