Life expectancy considerations for pension policy, by ethnicity, New Zealand

Deaths are still high at young and middle ages within Māori and Pacific groups. This analysis shows the scale of the challenge to improve health outcomes and reduce deaths at young and middle ages, but also shows that, over time, more people of all ethnic groups can expect to receive the public pension for longer. Continue reading

Age of eligibility and inequality

How should inequality in lifespan be factored into policy on the age of eligibility for state pensions?

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What is inequality in life expectancy?

One reason why people are wary of increasing the age of eligibility to state pensions is perceived inequality. Some groups have lower life expectancy than the average.  This post takes one perspective on what inequality in lifespan looks like in the UK.

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