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Statistics?

Discussion in 'Retirement' started by kittylion, Dec 30, 2011.

  1. kittylion

    kittylion Established commenter

    Someone told me that they had seen some statistics about retirement age for teachers and life expectancy. He said that according to these figures, teachers who worked to 65 (well it'll be 66 now) didn't live very long - say a couple of years I find this hard to believe because in all the publicity about pensions recently, I haven't been aware that anyone has referred to it. Does anyone know if such statistics exist? I feel he might be thinking about anecdotal evidence, but he says not.
     
  2. lindenlea

    lindenlea Star commenter

    I'm inclined to put that one in the "urban myth" category. I first heard it in about 1976.
     
  3. It definitely used to be the case but I think you'd have to go quite a way back, possibly to the 50 and 60s. That was one reason the teachers' pension was good, it wasn't very often drawn for very long.
     

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