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SoSS PhD student has report published by the Pensions Policy Institute

10 August 2018

The Pensions Policy Institute (PPI) has published a report by Hayley James, a PhD student from the Manchester Institute for Collaborative Research on Ageing (MICRA), in the School of Social Sciences.

Hayley James, a PhD student from the Manchester Institute for Collaborative Research on Ageing (MICRA), in the School of Social Sciences.

Hayley’s report, which was sponsored by the PPI and the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), considers how workplace pension participation among young adults aged 25-39 years old (‘threshold adults’) is limited by a defensive focus on establishing themselves in adulthood.

Her research highlights the importance of understanding why young adults limit their workplace pension participation. Hayley said that young people “…do not yet feel ready to engage with workplace pension saving, even if they might be able to afford to do so.”

She added: “Threshold adults may need specific support to help them to prepare for their later life, taking into account the complex factors they face in becoming established as an adult, in order to ensure they can achieve adequacy in later life.”

Find out more

  • You can read Hayley’s report, and the full press release announcing its publication, on the PPI website.

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