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Cohort Working Life Tables for Older Canadians

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  • Frank T. Denton
  • Christine H. Feaver
  • Byron G. Spencer

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We construct cohort working life tables for Canadian men and women aged 50 and older and, for comparison, corresponding period tables. The tables are derived using annual single age time series of participation rates for 1976-2006 from the master files of the Statistics Canada Labour Force Survey. The cohort calculations are based on stochastic projections of mortality coupled with alternative assumptions about future participation rates. Separate tables are provided for the years 1976, 1991, and 2006, thus spanning a period of substantial gains in life expectancy and strong upward trends in female participation.

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Paper provided by McMaster University in its series Social and Economic Dimensions of an Aging Population Research Papers with number 247.

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Length: 69 pages
Date of creation: Jun 2009
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Handle: RePEc:mcm:sedapp:247

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  1. Chulhee Lee, 2001. "The expected length of male retirement in the United States, 1850-1990," Journal of Population Economics, Springer, vol. 14(4), pages 641-650.
  2. Frank T. Denton & Christine H. Feaver & Byron G. Spencer, 2005. "MEDS-D Users' Manual," Quantitative Studies in Economics and Population Research Reports 400, McMaster University.
  3. Frank T. Denton & Byron G. Spencer, 2008. "What Is Retirement? A Review and Assessment of Alternative Concepts and Measures," Quantitative Studies in Economics and Population Research Reports 427, McMaster University.
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  1. Peter Hicks, 2012. "Later Retirement: the Win-Win Solution," C.D. Howe Institute Commentary, C.D. Howe Institute, issue 345, March.

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