The highs and lows of later life’s 3 phases


As life expectancies have increased, conceptions of retirement have evolved. 

With many people likely to live for twenty to thirty years beyond State Pension age (SPa), retirement is no longer simply a period of winding down at the end of your life. This shift has led more people to question what retirement is all about, whether they want to or can afford to retire, and if they do, how they want to spend their remaining time.

Lauren Wilkinson joins me from the Pensions Policy Institute (PPI), an educational, independent research organisation with a charitable objective to inform the policy debate on pensions and retirement income provision, to discuss their findings from a recent study on Living through later life.

In the first of our series on Longevity and Retirement, we chat about the experiences, risks and demographic characteristics associated with each of the three phases of later life.

Listen here on episode 071 of The Retirement Café Podcast


Useful links

Pensions Policy Institute

Money and Pensions Service

Pension Wise


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