November 25, 2016

Should Retirement be Compulsory at the age of 65 years?

Many countries have their different ways of evaluating their employees. Basing on the country’s regulations and policies, some have set the age of 60 years while others set the age of 65 years as the retirement age for public servants. A good example is the Asian and European countries with the retirement ages as 60 and 65 years respectively (Woods, Watson & Steiner, 2012).


Since the consideration of the health status of any individual stands to be the basis for my argument. Then the best retirement age stands to be 65 years and should be made compulsory for any public servant. This is because the individual has begun to age hence complications such as stress has begun to rise. The individual is faced by a myriad of health complications such pains and aches that reduces the quality of service delivery.

Also, this age is suitable so as to allow the newly freshmen and women from colleges and those aspiring for the employment opportunities to get a chance (Bokum & Bartelings, 2009). If this is corrected at this stage, then the economy of the country will be easily sustained due to equality in income distribution across the ages. Besides, the age gives the employee a chance to have time for interaction with the family. This results from spending much of his/her time on job and nation building.

However, an individual retiring at this age is experienced and can still work better if given a chance. According to Emily (2011), making this age compulsory for retirement may render many organizations with less experienced workers.

In conclusion, the advantages of making this age a compulsory retirement age out ways the disadvantages. Therefore, 65 years of age should be made compulsory for retirement.

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