Retirement transitions in four countries

February 7, 2017

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This Vanguard research studies the transition to retirement in four countries—the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and Australia—all in various stages of a shift from defined benefit (DB) to defined contribution (DC) workplace retirement systems. Director of Vanguard Center for Investor Research Stephen Utkus and research analyst Anna Madamba examine the incidence and depth of planning for retirement, as well as the types of resources individuals draw upon for help with the process. The objective is to uncover any potential areas of unmet needs during the retirement transition.

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