Work longer, live healthier: The relationship between economic activity, health, and government policy

 

Gabriel H. Sahlgren, IEA , May 2013

 

Higher state pension ages are not only possible (given longer life expectancy) and desirable (given the fiscal costs of state pensions) but later retirement should, in fact, lead to better average health in retirement. As such the government should remove impediments to later retirement that are to be found in state pension systems, disability benefit provision and employment protection legislation.

 

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