|Title||Retirement concerns and planning of cooperative members : a study in the Dutch healthcare sector|
|Author(s)||Apostolakis, George; Dijk, Gert van|
|Source||Small Business Economics (2018). - ISSN 0007-666X - 16 p.|
|Department(s)||Marketing and Consumer Behaviour|
|Publication type||Refereed Article in a scientific journal|
|Keyword(s)||Cooperatives - Healthcare - Retirement planning - Uncertainty|
Retirement planning is a key component in achieving goals and fulfilling expectations. Although several socioeconomic and psychological factors associated with retirement planning have been reported in the literature, little is known about the influence that specific retirement-related issues have on retirement planning. We examine the influence of five concerns—the individual’s financial situation, living situation, care provision, health condition, and loneliness—on retirement planning. In addition, we investigate the influence of these concerns on individuals’ perceptions of their ideal post-retirement situations in terms of financial standards. Our dataset is derived from a 2010 web-based survey of the care and well-being sector in the Netherlands.