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The ‘new retirement reality’

by on June 15, 2012

The latest statistics from the ONS show a steady rise from 1993 in the number of people working beyond state pension age.

This is the link to the ONS podcast which introduces the figures. Factors behind the trend could include better health for Baby Boomers than for previous generations, increased life expectancy, pension shortfalls, and the potentially different patterns between men and women’s working lives.

The analysis includes an examination of size of firm in which older workers are employed, gender differences, skill level, hours worked and duration of employment.

Assessing what it means, this piece in The Guardian considers some of the implications of the ‘new retirement reality’.

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