Reaching retirement makes people feel they are 30 again, health figures show – Telegraph

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English: David Cameron’s picture on the 10 Downing Street website (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This is an amazing article from the Social Affairs Editor of the Telegraph, John Bingham. It’s WORTH A READ. Check it out!

via Reaching retirement makes people feel they are 30 again, health figures show – Telegraph.

For me, this article was a nonsense and highlights how politicians like UK Prime Minister, David Cameron, have abused statistical research. What about subjectivity, history and context? How has the methodology addressed variables like:

  1. Family income
  2. Family wealth
  3. Marital/partner status
  4. Social class and class of parents
  5. Education
  6. Occupation
  7. Career history
  8. Race
  9. Ethnicity
  10. Country of birth
  11. Family background
  12. Number of children & grandchildren
  13. Hobbies
  14. Sporting activities
  15. Social activities
  16. Risk profile
  17. Personality profile
  18. Medical history
  19. Personal history
  20. Other exogenous variables

Any thoughts?

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2 responses

    • Adam,


      I feel that retirement is a very subjective thing. In my case, I have adjusted to it and have a very different life to my professional life. Regretably, I don’t quite feel thirty again 🙂


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