Over a century of New Zealand longevity

The rich data set of cohort life tables provided by StatsNZ shows how much population longevity has improved and how variation in lifespans has reduced. Continue reading

Solving the decumulation advice puzzle

The UK Budget highlights the need to solve the advice puzzle for people decumulating their savings, with some welcome ideas of international relevance. Continue reading

Why do we underestimate how long we might live?

People tend to underestimate how long they are going to live. Why is this? One contributing factor is that the life expectancy “facts” we usually see or hear are themselves underestimates.

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