Men retiring early not likelier to die sooner

Sydney, Sept. 17 (ANI): The belief that men who retire early from their job are at a higher risk of dying sooner is not true, according to a new research.

Australia's Centre of Excellence in Population Aging Research said that there is no such effect and that men retiring early are no more set to die at any age than those who continue their job, the Sydney Morning Herald reported.

Lead Australian author John Piggott and researchers from Norway took advantage of a 'natural experiment.'

In 1989, Norway introduced an early retirement program, which covered some firms and not others.

About half its private sector workers cut the minimum age for access to retirement benefits from 67 to 62.

But the others did not and after many years, the data has shown no statistically significant difference in death rates up to the age of 70. (ANI)

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