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Population Aging, Older Workers, and Canada’s Labour Force

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  • Frank T. Denton
  • Byron G. Spencer

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The Expert Panel on Older Workers made recommendations designed to increase the labour force participation of older workers. We explore the implications that higher rates of older-worker participation would have for the overall size and age composition of the labour force, for the productive capacity of the economy, and for the incomes of Canadians. Our purpose is to assess the potential impact that increased participation of older workers might have in offsetting any anticipated adverse effects of population aging on standards of living.

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Paper provided by McMaster University in its series Quantitative Studies in Economics and Population Research Reports with number 433.

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Length: 26 pages
Date of creation: Sep 2009
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Handle: RePEc:mcm:qseprr:433

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Keywords: older worker; participation rates; productive capacity; population aging;

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  1. Frank T. Denton & Ross Finnie & Byron G. Spencer, 2009. "Patterns of Retirement as Reflected in Income Tax Records for Older Workers," Quantitative Studies in Economics and Population Research Reports 434, McMaster University.

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