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Should Kiwi women get the pension later because they're living longer?

Retirement, and how we pay for it, is one of those things we spend our whole life working towards.

While it may be inevitable that we'll have to push up the retirement age beyond 65, there's another proposition on the table.       

An opinion piece looked at whether women should get their superannuation payments two years after men, because they're healthier.

As you can imagine, it's a polarising viewpoint.

If there are different rules for men and women, should that also extend to ethnic groups, based on health stats?

As the article points out, superannuation is a political football, which is why propositions that alienate voters, are unlikely to see the light of day.

Arrun Soma investigates in the video above.

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An opinion piece in favour of the move has stirred up some controversy. Source: Seven Sharp


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