When living to 100 becomes the new normal

Livingtill100

Photo: TODAY

By Simon Kuper

May 23, 2016

Originally published in the Financial Times

The majority of children born in rich countries today can expect to live to more than 100, write Lynda Gratton and Andrew Scott of London Business School in their crucial new book, The 100-Year Life.

That may sound like science fiction. In fact, it is only cautiously optimistic. It is what will happen if life expectancy continues to rise by two to three years a decade — its rate of the past two centuries. Some scientific optimists project steeper rises to come.

If turning 100 becomes normal, then the authors predict “a fundamental redesign of life”. This book shows what that might look like.

We currently live what Professors Gratton and Scott call “the three-stage life”: Education, career, then retirement.

That will change. The book calculates that if today’s children want to retire on liveable pensions, they will need to work until about age 80.

Read more here.

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