Friday, 21 November 2008

We've had enough and we're off...

The prospect of living through a recession is driving more than 400,000 over 50s Brits to consider packing their bags and leaving the UK for good to improve their financial position, according to new research from RIAS, specialist insurer for the over 50s.

Sounds dramatic doesn't it! There may be some truth in this but as a psychometrician - my first job - I would want to know much more about the survey questions. Asking people if they like the idea of moving abroad is one thing. Asking them if they intend to do so is something else. It is always sensible to be sceptical about surveys - especially those carried out by commercial organisations with something to sell. Having said that this still tells us something about levels of comfort and satisfaction being experienced by the over 50's.

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