Assessing the adequacy of incomes in retirement

Previous work in Ireland has examined the replacement rates of those approaching retirement. There is little evidence assessing the adequacy of income in retirement however i.e. will retirement income levels leave individuals at risk of poverty or hardship. This work will examine this issue and is particularly timely given pension auto-enrolment plans. This research is funded by the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection, the Department of Health, the Department of Children and Youth Affairs, the Department of Finance and the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform.