Life expectancy considerations for pension policy, by ethnicity, New Zealand

Deaths are still high at young and middle ages within Māori and Pacific groups. This analysis shows the scale of the challenge to improve health outcomes and reduce deaths at young and middle ages, but also shows that, over time, more people of all ethnic groups can expect to receive the public pension for longer. Continue reading

The 2019 Review of NZ Retirement Income Policies

In the Retirement Commissioner’s 2019 Review the highlighted message was “NZ Super is good value“. Recommendations followed three themes: (a) retain and complement the public pension, New Zealand Superannuation; (b) improve the stewardship of retirement income policies; and, (c) improve KiwiSaver, the main private retirement savings product.

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