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July 14, 2009

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Neil

I think the CBI's disappointed reaction rather betrays what they really believe 'work' is: Bad for you, and preferably to be carried out by other people.

Steve

This should not be allowed.. working after the age of 65 is not at all a good decision from CBI!

Gareth Rees

I think you mean, "the time required to run half-marathons *increases* by only 1.1% a year on average between 55 and 65"

kinglear

According to the teacher's pension fund (whatever its called) teachers who retire at 60 last on average another 17 years. Those that retire at 65 not much more than 3.
There is of course the apparent situation that after retirement people go down hill quite quickly, and those that enter care homes suffer extremely rapid deterioration as they "know" they don't need to think for themselves anymore.
And of course the wife can't stand having you at home either.....

Neil

Out of interest, what is the life expectancy for people who don't retire? (Anecdotally speaking, Christopher Lee is ancient.)

william

The CBI, to be consistent, should also insist that any board members over 65 retire immediately; that would cause a bit of a cleanout I think.

chris

@ Gareth - thanks for spotting that; the correction's made.
@ Neil - I cited some evidence that retirement is weakly bad for health here:
http://stumblingandmumbling.typepad.com/stumbling_and_mumbling/2009/07/retirement-health.html

jameshigham

The chance would be nice.

Eric

The fairest way to set retirement age - and help pay for future care and pensions - would be to make it a percentage of average life expectancy and let it float up and down.

Richard T

As a former Head of Personnel in the public sector, I took a pragmatic approach to those wishing to work beyond 65. We were in an area with quite high youth unemployment and a lot of outward population drift because there were limited job opportunities so I suggested to the managers that, in discussing an individual's wish to work on, they asked whether they felt comfortable with occupying a job that a school leaver or someone genuinely needing work locally could do. The minority wished to continue with appplying to work on.

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There is of course the apparent situation that after retirement people go down hill quite quickly, and those that enter care homes suffer extremely rapid deterioration as they "know" they don't need to think for themselves anymore.

john malpas

So Richard T the oldies were pressured to make way for unemployed youf. throw out experience for ?? what.
As most work does not involve vigorous physical activity - why were marathons mentioned?
As a retired at 67 and now age 74 who can bench press 70 Kg - can youi match this. And why not?


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