The effect of subjective longevity expectations on retirement

VODCAST - 21 November 2017 Arda Aktas


IIASA researcher Arda Aktas discussed the effect of subjective longevity expectations on retirementat the final conference of the AGENTA project, organized by the Wittgenstein Centre (IIASA, VID/ÖAW, WU) between 20-22 November 2017 in Vienna. 

Arda Aktas is researcher at the World Population at IIASA. Her work is conducted in the framework of the European Union’s Horizon 2020 funded project "Ageing Trajectories of Health: Longitudinal Opportunities and Synergies" (ATHLOS) that aims to achieve a better understanding of ageing by identifying patterns of healthy ageing pathways or trajectories and their determinants, the critical points in time when changes in trajectories are produced, and to propose timely clinical and public health interventions.

In her presentation at this conference she showed that models with subjective survival expectations consistently provides better approximation to data, and that adding heterogeneity in survival expectations provides information that can be used to explain retirement behavior.

The conference was themed arouns economic consequences of population aging and intergenerational equity and concluded the ERC funded AGENTA project at the Wittgenstein Centre (IIASA, VID/ÖAW, WU). The AGENTA project aimed at explaining the past and forecasting the future of taxes and public transfers and services in the light of demographic change in the European Union. The project was lead by IIASA researcher Alexia Fürnkranz-Prskawetz.


Arda Aktas

Guest Research Scholar Social Cohesion, Health, and Wellbeing Research Group - Population and Just Societies Program

IIASA project

Ageing Trajectories of Health: Longitudinal Opportunities and Synergies (ATHLOS)


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