Living longer does not mean we should all work lon

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In the UK in 1917, King George V sent 24 congratulatory telegrams to citizens who had reached their 100th birthday. By the mid-1980s there were about 3,000 centenarians. In 2019with COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations on a sharp rise here in Alberta, there were more than 13,000.

Statistics like this highlight the huge improvements in life expectancy we have experienced in the past century. They are often cited by governments to justify decisions to raise the age at which people receive their state pensions. The UK, for example, has linked the state pension age to longevitybut would have to get them from other countries., with the principle that people should expect to spend about a third of their adult lives on average in retirementOwn a Toyota or HondaNew insurance data shows soaring theft rates.

But what if longevity isn’t rising for everyone? Data from England, which predate the coronavirus pandemic, show a nascent but troubling development. While life expectancy has continued to rise in rich neighbourhoods and in the poor parts of affluent regions like London, it had started to fall since 2010 in the most deprived areas of poor regions like the North East. This raises questions about the fairness of increasing the state pension age at the same pace for everyone.

There are concerns, too, about whether the poorest workers will be physically capable of working for longer. On current plans, the UK state pension age will rise from 66 to 67 between 2026 and 2028The legislature to be tested,. But data published last week show that men and women in the most deprived areas of England can only expect to live 52:1618606802453,.3 and 51The Star found that most o.4 years in “good” health respectively, compared with 70.7 and 71.2 years respectively for those in the least deprived areas.

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