- Most people can expect to spend one third of their lives in ‘retirement'.
- There are now more people over 59 than under 16.
- 11.3 million people are over state pension age.
- Life expectancy for a 65 year old today is now 85 for men and 88 for women.
Friday, May 01, 2009
Demography and Lifelong Learning: New strategy needed for the over-50s
[1 May 2009 - Independent Inquiry into the Future for Lifelong Learning, sponsored by NIACE - Report by Professor Stephen McNair] Older people need more opportunities to learn if they are to actively contribute - rather than be a cost to society - during the twenty or more years they spend in 'retirement', a new study of learning and population changes reveals. The report - commissioned by the Independent Inquiry into the Future for Lifelong Learning, sponsored by NIACE - argues that the current narrow focus on skills for work and on younger people is inadequate to meet the challenges of demographic change. These challenges include:
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