Retirees Living Longer

by Don Boudreaux on February 25, 2010

in Data, Everyday Life, Growth, Myths and Fallacies, Standard of Living

Check out this graph from The Economist.  Forty years ago the typical American male retiree could expect nine more years of life.  Today’s typical American male retiree can expect between seventeen and eighteen years – nearly double that of that not-so-long-ago generation.

More evidence that, in fact, ordinary Americans have become significantly wealthier since the early 1970s.

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