July 08, 2007
Yeo Toon Joo, Peter said:
Retire early and die young. That was what I had been led to believe some years ago. But now another study says the later you retire the shorter your life.
Statistics, including Boeing Aerospace’s, support the second conclusion, i.e. people who are still slogging away at the daily grind after 65 usually die within 18 months of retirement. Those, like I, who retire at 55 or earlier, tend to survive into their 80s (see summary of study below).
The study of Boeing’s retirees show that an employee loses on average two years of his life span for every year he remains at work beyond 55!
Recommended by at82: "Does that mean that I might not be able to get my CPF back??"