Article preview: A rising life expectancy has been changing the nature of retirement, but with rising retirement ages, we often overlook the importance of healthy life expectancy. Healthy life expectancy refers to the proportion of life spent in “good” health. According to the latest official figures, there were only small increases in life expectancy at birth, for both men and women in the UK, between 2013 to 2015 and 2016 to 2018. Life expectancy at birth improved by 0.2% for boys and 0.1% for girls during this time.
Years lived in poorer states of health
This 525-word blog post explains the latest official figures for life expectancy and healthy life expectancy, explaining its implication for retirement planning. Written on 11th December 2019.
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