coach d wrote:
The first two links are just articles that list health reasons as a top 5 reason why people retire. The last link has some stats for you.
And, these were easily gotten...many more links with stats on this. Easy for you to have gotten. I'm not one to throw out stats for every assertion I make, and I don't make them based on lack of evidence.
You've actually got the retirement versus death age thing backwards: The earlier you retire, the longer you live. This is from a study funded by Boeing:
And this is why the #1 thing the mutual fund industry doesn't want to talk about--long term rate of return--is important.[/quote]
that says “[A]mong blue-collar workers, we see that workers who retire earlier have a higher mortality rates and these effects are pretty large.”
so does this: http://www.medpagetoday.com/PrimaryCare/PreventiveCare/1980
In a prospective cohort study of thousands of employees who worked at Shell Oil, the investigators found that embarking on the Golden Years at age 55 doubled the risk for death before reaching age 65, compared with those who toiled beyond age 60,
personally, I don't think I know any retired men who have created much of a life after work. Maybe one or two, arguably. Most just watch tv and get progressively unhealthier and dumber.
women are better at creating social connections that keep them sharper.