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Backup plan for unforeseen early retirement according to respondents in Spain 2017

This statistic illustrates the alternatives that people list as their financial backup in case of having to stop working earlier than expected in Spain as of 2017. It can be seen that a total of 62 percent of the respondents claimed to count on personal savings. A reliance on a spouse or partner working or on inheritance completed the top three, with 32 percent and 24 percent of respondents respectively stating these as their back-up options in the event of having to stop working. The least popular back-up plan in Spain was to take a loan or loans from the bank with only five percent of respondents stating this as of 2017.

Which, if any, of the following are part of your “backup plan” for an income in the event that you are unable to continue working due to ill health or job loss?

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Release date

June 2017



Survey time period


Number of respondents

14,400 respondents

Method of interview

Online survey

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