Seems fitting this Labour Day week that the subject of aging Boomers exiting the labour force deserves a comment or three. Firstly, it’s important to describe what the definition of the term labour force means. The Statistics Canada version leaves it wide open to a paint by numbers application, at one point stating: “Together the
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What is your longevity expectation? As a Canadian, if you have ever taken one of those online life expectancy calculator questionnaires, or read a global survey from an organization like the World Health Organization (WHO), you might walk away with a number like 82. Even then, you might have to consider yourself as “average”. Oh
Great expectations. Work – and live longer? Some studies indicate a positive effect for those who choose to actively work longer in later life. And then there’s the debate, that for those who do hard physical work, they won’t be able to perform at the level they could when they were younger, but who’s to
Or is it work, and live longer? This may be covering old ground but the conversation isn’t going away and likely will remain open for decades to come. For many now over the age of 50; prospects are that we will, on the whole, continue to live longer. But what is an uncertain expectation is,
Ready for ageing? The House of Lords Report looks at this question with three audiences in mind – us the individual, the markets and governments. In that light naturally, this conversation gets wide sweeping attention, but in the well blocked 18 Annex sections of this UK report, it’s an easy to read practical discussion framework.
In this age of narrative collapse that Douglas Rushkoff presents, our frames of reference change when it relates to living and working longer. Perhaps in decades to come, as in centuries long ago, the narrative lines will become less crisp. When did a 17th century craftsperson start or stop working? Where was their workplace? Was