‘Retiring Retirement’, BBC Radio 4 with Lynda Gratton and David Baker.
19th August 2018
Life expectancy is going up, pensions are declining. Meanwhile the official retirement age has been abolished, while the age at which you can draw your state pension is rising.
As a result, more and more of us will have to work until our 70s, or even our 80s. So, asks David Baker, is this the end of retirement? Professor Lynda Gratton tells David that the previous life pattern of education-work-retirement will have to yield to a multi-phase one of different careers, broken up by breaks, even late-life gap years, and re-skilling. Why retire at 60 if you could live to 100?