Living in the 21st Century: Older People in England

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by: Dick Stroud

A major report has just been released about the reality of ageing in England. When I say major I mean major. It is 316 pages long and is comes with a great pedigree.

Here is the press release from the PA. As you would expect the press release is written for headline grabbing – nothing wrong with that.

Nearly a third – or 30% – of men aged between 60 and 64 years old said they expected to carry on working past the age of 65 in 2006/07, compared with 25% questioned in 2002/03.

Life expectancy had increased at an astonishing rate.

The poorest elderly people were more than twice as likely to die as the richest over a given period

Once I have had a read I will comment some more.

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