Aging, Retirement, and Pensions

— Jul 28, 2022
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An Aging Population: The Demographic Drag on Canada’s Labour Market

An Aging Population: The Demographic Drag on Canada’s Labour Market is a new study that finds the employment rate for Canadians between 15 and 64 years of age (working age) is at a historic high, but the overall labour market has yet to fully recover from the pandemic-induced recession due to the continued aging of the country’s population.

— May 26, 2022
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Understanding the Changing Ratio of Working-Age Canadians to Seniors and Its Consequences

Understanding the Changing Ratio of Working-Age Canadians to Seniors and Its Consequences is a new study that finds as Canada’s population ages, the number of working-aged Canadians relative to the number of seniors has declined from 5.4 in 2000 to 3.4 in 2022, which means government spending related to seniors is increasing at the same time that the growth in tax revenues is declining.

— Apr 21, 2022
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Barriers to the Labour Force Participation of Older Workers in Canada

Barriers to the Labour Force Participation of Older Workers in Canada finds that if governments in Canada want to help seniors who want to continue working, they should remove barriers that discourage them from remaining in the workforce.

— Feb 15, 2022
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The Age of Eligibility for Public Retirement Programs in the OECD: 2022 Update

Age of Eligibility for Public Retirement Programs in the OECD: 2022 Update is a new study that finds among 22 high-income countries in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), 16 have already increased (or are in the process of increasing) the age of eligibility for government retirement programs above 65. Canada has not, and as a result, will see increased provincial and federal spending on health care and income support for seniors.

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