Later-life employment and retirement: Individual perspectives and employer mediations

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Public policymakers, advocacy groups and commentators point to a gradual withdrawal from working life as having benefits for both employers and workers. This may lead to a number of later-life transitions, including reductions in working hours or changes in occupation. These raise questions about the experiences of workers when they make such transitions and how these fit in with other areas of their lives, including informal family caring, volunteering and leisure. It is important to understand these experiences in terms of their impacts on economic resilience and wellbeing.


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This Working Paper was produced by the CSIRO-Monash Superannuation Research Cluster a collaboration between the CSIRO and Monash University, the University of Western Australia, Griffith University and the University of Warwick in the United Kingdom. In addition, the Cluster engages on an ongoing basis with a range of industry supporters, government agencies and industry peak bodies who assist in providing guidance and feedback to researchers, providing data, and in disseminating outcomes. The purpose of the Super Research Cluster is to examine issues pertaining to the future of Australia’s superannuation and retirement systems.