Our Health, Our Wealth

The Impact of Ill Health on Retirement Savings in Australia

Australians are living longer than ever before, and with a life expectancy among the world’s highest, Australians are enjoying retirement for longer than at any point in history. For many, retirement comes at a time of one’s own choosing. However, some Australian workers are forced into early retirement as a result of unforeseen illnesses. For these Australians, early retirement decreases their superannuation balances, their long-term wealth and the quality of their retirement over the long-term.

September 2018
Neelam Maharaj

Alison Welsh

Dr Kim Sweeney

Professor Bruce Rasmussen