ECF3211 Superannuation and Retirement Planning

Description

This unit examines retirement income planning from the perspective of the individual and for its implications for the wider economy. The unit considers the approaches employed worldwide for retirement income provision with a particular focus on the Australian superannuation system and its sustainability. The history of age pension provision internationally is recounted, and the issues associated with changing demographic profiles are examined. The sections on the Australian superannuation industry are focused on industry structure, service providers, relevant legislation, retirement income products and taxation.

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