Self-employment and retirement

Research output: Other contribution


The study aimed to increase understanding about how self-employed people plan financially for their retirement, how they make decisions about saving and retirement, and about how selfemployment can play a part in extending people's working lives. The study also aimed to shed light on how self-employment differs from employment in the barriers and incentives the self-employed face in saving for retirement.
Semi-structured qualitative interviews were conducted with 40 self-employed people over 40 years old, including some who had reached State Pension age. The sample included 19 men and 21 women, with annual earnings up to £30,000.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherCorporate Document Services
Place of PublicationLeeds
Publication statusPublished - 2006

Publication series

NameDepartment for Work and Pensions Research Summary


  • employment/benefits

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