The European Union's policy on air quality led to much cleaner air in the Netherlands, according to a study by public health institute RIVM. Without the European measures implemented since the 1970s, air pollution in the country would be much higher and the average life expectancy in the Netherlands would be about six years lower, the RIVM said.
The number of marriages that last 50 or 60 years in the Netherlands is increasing. More couples celebrated their gold and diamond anniversaries last year, thanks to the high number of marriages in the 60s and 70s combined with the increasing life expectancy, Statistics Netherlands reported on Wednesday.
The number of ruby or emerald (40 years), silver (25 years) and copper (12.5 years) wedding anniversaries, on the other hand, are decreasing. According to the stats office, this has to do with fewer marriages and more divorces after the 1970s.
A new forecast by Statistics Netherlands on the life expectancy of 65-year-old Netherlands residents shows that in 2025 they will still have around 20.75 years to live, half a week more than the previous forecast. The life expectancy is a month more in 2025 than in 2024.
The state retirement age is linked to these life expectancy figures. As the difference between the life expectancy in 2024 and 2025 is small at only a month, it seems unlikely that the retirement age will increase in 2025, according to NRC. Retirement age will reach the age of 67 for the first time in 2024.
The life expectancy for 65-year-old people living in the Netherlands increased over the past years, but only for highly educated people. The life expectancy for 65-year-olds with a low level of education remained the same, Statistics Netherlands reported on Friday. Highly educated people are also less likely to have physical limitations and more likely to be healthy for longer.
People with a healthy lifestyle - who don't smoke, are not overweight, and have healthy blood pressure - on average live six years longer than people with a more unhealthy lifestyle, according to the interim results of a long-term Rotterdam population study, NOS reports.
The life expectancy for Dutch boys and girls born between 2011 and 2016 increased by six months to 81.5 years, Statistics Netherlands reported. That is a lower increased compared to the previous periods.
Life expectancy increases are also slowing down in the rest of Europe. On average, people in the European Union are expected to live to the age of 81 years, ten months older than in the previous 5 year period.
The life expectancy for people over the age of 65 in the Netherlands is slightly lower than previously predicted. According to Statistics Netherlands' current prediction, 65-year-olds can now expect to live another 20.5 years, instead of the previous prediction of 20.7 years. This will likely mean that the retirement age in the Netherlands will not increase further, RTL Nieuws reports.
The Netherlands' current generation of over 65-year-olds are relatively healthy, active and vital, according to a Statistics Netherlands report on trends in the Netherlands. The stats office calls this an important development, ANP reports.
The increasing retirement age in the Netherlands will eventually cause problems because many Dutch are not physically able to work after the age of 65, the Dutch association for occupational medicine NVAB said to newspaper AD on Tuesday.
The life expectancy for the average Dutch is increasing, according to actuarial society AG. The life expectancy of a girl born in 2016 is no 93 years, and that of a boy is 90.1 years. In 2014 it was 92.5 years for a girl born that year and the same 90.1 years for a boy
On average overweight people reach about the same age as people with a healthy weight, according to a study done by researchers from Erasmus MC in Rotterdam along with doctors from America
Almost half of all working Dutch people are not sure that they will ever get a General Old Age Law allowance (AOW-uitkering). Young people are especially pessimistic about the state of their pension in the future, and have many doubts about making ends meet.
The growth of the Dutch population is slowly coming to an end and the aging population will continue. Migration and life expectancy are however uncertain factors.
Half of the newborn baby girls are expected to turn one hundred or older. This is evident from calculations of the Dutch Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute NIDI. Of the newborn boys one out of three may turn one hundred.