Work longer, live longer

People
who delay retirement may go on to live longer, the latest research by the
insurance industry claims.

According
to a report in the Financial Times, the Continuous Mortality Investigation
group’s findings contradict the popular belief that retiring late can shorten
the lifespan.

The
group based its findings on past trends and claims that staff retiring at 60
will die at 82 whereas those retiring at 65 will go on to live to
82-and-a-half.

However,
the group said the statistics were affected by the large number of people under
60 with health problems unrelated to age, but that the significance of this
group dropped away after 60.

By Ross Wigham

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