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Fall on death years


Paul Jameson's rather frightening 'statistic' that you have a life expectancy of 18 years if you retire at 60 but only of 6 years if you retire at 65 is of course nonsense (The Question, NCE last week).

The government actuary's tables give a current life expectancy of approximately 17 years for a man of 65 and approximately 20 years for a woman of 65.

Michael Rowan (M), 80 New Kings Road, London SW6 4LT

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