More on age pension changes

A few days ago, the Conversation published my latest article on what is being canvassed for the May budget – a rise in the pension eligibility age to 70 to take effect later in the 2020s. We will know the detail in a couple of weeks.

The paper argues that just because life expectancy is longer that  doesn’t mean we can  continue working to 70 – it will depend on  if we can get a job, keep up the pace,  and if we aren’t injured, exhausted and stressed:

https://theconversation.com/pension-reform-and-the-budget-crisis-a-less-than-mature-debate-25652

The paper expands and extracts some of the issues raised in my post last November:

https://veronicasheen.net/2013/11/28/early-retirement-for-the-rich-retirement-at-70-for-the-poor/

Other relevant articles I have published in the Conversation:

https://theconversation.com/theres-no-silver-bullet-solution-to-australias-ageing-workforce-9089

https://theconversation.com/eviction-from-the-middle-class-how-tenuous-jobs-penalise-women-23004

 

 

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