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Question of the week: do we need a standard retirement age?

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Reaching the official retirement age1 is an important milestone for many people. Some look forward to it while others dread it. © Rawpixelimages | Dreamstime.com Some dreading it would prefer to continue working either because they enjoy their work or would like the extra income. Some feel they are being systematically and unfairly labelled too old to work. A survey by the bank UBS showed that many people now don’t feel old until they’re in their 80s. A one-size-fits-all official retirement age doesn’t take account of this, exposing those unready to stop working to the risk of employment discrimination. 1 Switzerland’s official retirement age is 65 for men and 64 for women. For more stories like this on Switzerland follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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Reaching the official retirement age1 is an important milestone for many people. Some look forward to it while others dread it.

Question of the week: do we need a standard retirement age?

© Rawpixelimages | Dreamstime.com

Some dreading it would prefer to continue working either because they enjoy their work or would like the extra income. Some feel they are being systematically and unfairly labelled too old to work.

A survey by the bank UBS showed that many people now don’t feel old until they’re in their 80s. A one-size-fits-all official retirement age doesn’t take account of this, exposing those unready to stop working to the risk of employment discrimination.

1 Switzerland’s official retirement age is 65 for men and 64 for women.

For more stories like this on Switzerland follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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