Aging and Retirement Research Reports

If you’re looking for research projects and reports on retirement and aging, you’ve come to the right place. The SOA offers a variety of research from the Committee on Post-Retirement Needs and Risks.

Summary Handout of Recent Retirement Research (September 2018)

2019

  • Life Journey Study 
    August 
    The Society of Actuaries’ Aging & Retirement Strategic Research Program is pleased to make available the first of two reports focused on how families cope with the final years of life by interviewing the children of recently deceased parents.
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  • Viability of the Spend Safely in Retirement Strategy
    July
     
    The Society of Actuaries’ Committee on Post Retirement Needs and Risks is pleased to make available a research report that explores various design and implementation details for the Spend Safely in Retirement Strategy (SSiRS). This strategy is intended to be used by middle-income workers and retirees to generate retirement income from IRAs and employer-sponsored defined contribution retirement plans.
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  • Family Structure, Roles and Dynamics Linked to Retirement Security – Essay Collection
    June   
    The Society of Actuaries (SOA) Committee on Post-Retirement Needs and Risks is pleased to present this essay collection, which shares thoughts and opinions on the current and potential impact that structure, roles and dynamics of families have on retirement security in the United States.
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  • Insights on Spending and Asset Management in Retirement 
    May   
    The Society of Actuaries (SOA) is pleased to make available a report summarizing key points made during an online discussion through the SOA’s Aging & Retirement Strategic Research Program and issues related to spending in retirement, asset management and the use of Qualified Longevity Annuity Contracts (QLAC).
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  • 2017 Retirement Risk Survey 
    March   
    The SOA Committee on Post Retirement Needs and Risks is pleased to make available the full report, an overview report, and other reports highlighting important findings for the biennial survey, Risks and Process of Retirement.
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  • Understanding and Managing Post-Retirement Risks 
    February 
    The Society of Actuaries is pleased to make available a series of reports highlighting the SOA’s extensive body of research on post-retirement risks and issues.

2018

  • Modeling and Forecasting Chinese Population Dynamics in a Multi-Population Context 
    December 
    The purpose of this project is to forecast China's population structure in the coming decades by projecting both the mortality and fertility rates of the Chinese population. In particular, we forecast China's future mortality rates in a multiple-population context, by explicitly allowing its systematic mortality patterns to gradually converge to those of a group of more developed countries with higher life expectancy levels and better data quality.
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  • A Conversation on Dementia and Cognitive Decline
    December
    The Society of Actuaries (SOA) is pleased to make available a report summarizing key points made during an online discussion through the SOA’s Aging & Retirement Strategic Research Program and issues related to dementia and cognitive decline. Participants included actuaries, retirement researchers, financial advisors, attorneys, economists, and financial writers.
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  • The Sightlines Project – Seeing Our Way to Financial Security in the Age of Increased Longevity
    November
    The Society of Actuaries (SOA) is pleased to make available research material from the Stanford Center on Longevity (SCL). The SOA was one of several sponsors of this report that focuses on predictions of financial security at different life stages using pertinent findings from the earlier Sightlines report on financial security.
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  • Retirement Literacy
    October
    The Society of Actuaries Committee on Post Retirement Needs and Risks and Financial Finesse are pleased to make available a series of briefs focused on retirement literacy issues.
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  • Securing Future Retirements Essay Collection
    May
    The Society of Actuaries (SOA) Committee on Post-Retirement Needs and Risks is pleased to present this essay collection, which shares thoughts and opinions on how to advance the state of effective planning strategies, products and employee benefit plan structures to help secure future retirements.
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  • 2017 Retirement Risk Survey
    May  
    The SOA Committee on Post Retirement Needs and Risks is pleased to make available the full report, an overview report, and other reports highlighting important findings for the biennial survey, Risks and Process of Retirement.
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  • Post-Retirement Experiences of Individuals 85+ Years Old
    May
    The Society of Actuaries’ Committee on Post Retirement Needs and Risks is pleased to make available two research reports on post-retirement experiences of individuals 85+ years old. The study seeks to understand how the habits and behaviors from earlier in life played out in the later years of retirement.
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  • Understanding and Managing Post-Retirement Risks
    April
    The Society of Actuaries is pleased to make available a series of reports highlighting the SOA’s extensive body of research on post-retirement risks and issues.

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