We examine the behaviour and attitudes towards superannuation of 25-34 year old Australians. Our results suggest that they are generally uninterested in their superannuation accounts. They seldom read the information provided by their funds, rarely change their fund, and a majority of them do not make voluntary contributions. Overall the results suggest significant lack of interest in, and engagement and concern with issues related to their retirement planning.
Anderson, Malcolm; Clark, Martin; Ramsay, Ian; and Shekhar, Chander, Super Behaviour: A Note on Young Australian Adults’ Engagement With Their Superannuation Accounts, Australasian Accounting, Business and Finance Journal, 10(4), 2016, 58-69. doi:10.14453/aabfj.v10i4.5