Retirement Age and Longevity

#2
The study was based on 3500 employees in Shell Oil Company in Houston, Texas. I think education background, and profession may be potential confounding variables.

At the end of the article they mentioned several studies, I would be interested to find out how they were done. The conclusion makes sense though.
 

JohnM

TS Contributor
#3
Yes, definitely a wider swath of the population would modify the results somewhat.

I was also thinking about studying retirement age, controlling for "health status." In other words, would retirement age alone tell you anything about longevity?
 
#4
Yeah that makes sense. Since they are talking about health status why not controlling for it?

I am also thinking about a retrospective study by looking at the age people died and retired, assuming the information is in public records.