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Continuing to engage in mental challenges keeps the brain from deteriorating in early retirement. Westend61/Getty Images

Retiring early can be bad for the brain

A study of a retirement program in China found that people who retired early suffered significant cognitive decline that put them at risk of early onset of dementia.
Healthy working life expectancy is the average number of years people in a population are likely to be healthy and in paid work from age 50. ALPA PROD/ Shutterstock

Retirement age is increasing – but our new study reveals most only work ten years in good health after 50

For people who worked manual jobs (such as electricians or carers), this number was even lower.
Keeping older workers on the job past 65 could help solve Canada’s skill shortage, but the federal parties are silent on the topic. (Shutterstock)

Canada’s aging workforce should have been a major election issue

The Canadian workforce is aging. At the same time, we’re facing a skills shortage. Keeping older workers on the job past 65 is an obvious solution but the federal parties are silent on the topic.
Mandatory retirement ages are still in place for the Australian judiciary. But this practice may be out of step with contemporary workforce needs. Dave Hunt/AAP

Why mandatory retirement ages should be a thing of the past

Mandatory retirement ages are mostly a thing of the past in Australia. Removing the last vestiges of this practice is one way to address the problem of Australia’s ageing workforce.

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