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  • Old age should be calculated by how many years a person has left to live

  • People aren’t old until they are within 10 to 15 years of dying, scientists say

  • Based on average life expectancy, women are ‘old’ at 73 and men at 70

  • Middle age also starts later; a 60-year-old is now middle-aged, experts said 

Fiona Macrae Science Correspondent For The Daily Mail

The average life expectancy for women in the UK is 82.8 years, meaning British females needn’t consider themselves old until they are 72 or 73.

Similarly, with male life expectancy at 79 years, men don’t become old until they are close to 70.

And if old age starts later, by definition, middle-age does too.

Researcher Dr Sergei Scherbov, said: ‘Age can be measured as the time already lived or it can be adjusted taking into account the time left to live.

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Middle age now lasts until 74 as baby boomers refuse to grow old

Old age does not begin until 74, researchers suggest in a new report which looks at the real impact of an ageing population

By , Science Editor

Collecting the state pension and bus pass at 65 has traditionally been seen as a watershed moment where middle age ends and the twilight years begin.

But new research suggests that old age now starts at 74, with middle age lasting at least nine years longer than current estimates.

Academics from the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) in Vienna, Austria, argue that old age should be measured not by age, but by how long people have left to live.

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Boomers Retirement Confidence Falls To Five Year Low

Ashlea Ebeling | Forbes Staff

Baby Boomer confidence in having enough income for a secure retirement has dropped to an all-time low of 27%, down from 37% in 2011. That’s the dismal news that Cathy Weatherford, president of the Insured Retirement Institute delivered to kick off National Retirement Savings Week, citing IRI’s newest study, Boomer Expectations For Retirement 2015.

“Many Boomers may have had their last pay day or are getting closer to their last pay day and are realizing now, ‘Yikes! It’s up to me. How can I make this amount I’ve saved last 20 or 30 years or longer?’” Weatherford said.

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