Justifying increases to pension age

Two approaches to the rationale for increasing the age of eligibility to public pensions.

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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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