Live long and prosper: Longevity expert Andrew Scott offers ideas on how to plan ahead

Professor Andrew Scott, 54, co-author of The 100-Year Life: Living And Working In An Age Of Longevity, says the current thinking about ageing will not work with people living longer.
Professor Andrew Scott, 54, co-author of The 100-Year Life: Living And Working In An Age Of Longevity, says the current thinking about ageing will not work with people living longer.ST PHOTO: JASON QUAH

More people are living to 100 years old. With so much more time on our hands, how do we make the best of our lives?

With more people worldwide living to 100 years old, it may not be the elderly who are most affected by greater longevity. It may be the middle-aged.

This is because society's prevailing model of the "three-stage life" - where education is followed by work, then retirement - may not be adequate to address current mid-life concerns, says longevity expert Andrew Scott, a British economist who includes himself in this demographic.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on November 17, 2019, with the headline 'Live long and prosper'. Print Edition | Subscribe