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Retirement-Related Highlights from the 2009 Canadian Financial Capability Survey


  • Ostrovsky, Yuri
  • Schellenberg, Grant


The Canadian Financial Capability Survey (CFCS), released by Statistics Canada in December 2009, was designed to collect information about Canadians' knowledge, abilities, and behaviours concerning financial decision-making. In addition to information on approaches to money management and financial planning, the CFCS collected information on issues relevant to current discussions about Canada's retirement income system. For example, retired respondents were asked about their financial standard of living in retirement and whether their retirement income is sufficient to comfortably cover their bills and financial commitments. Working-age Canadians were asked about their financial preparations for retirement. This research note provides highlights on retirement issues using the CFCS.

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  • Ostrovsky, Yuri & Schellenberg, Grant, 2010. "Retirement-Related Highlights from the 2009 Canadian Financial Capability Survey," Insights on the Canadian Economy 2010026e, Statistics Canada, Economic Analysis Division.
  • Handle: RePEc:stc:stcp2e:2010026e

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    1. Lauren A. Mayer & Angela Hung & Joanne K. Yoong & Jack Clift & Caroline Tassot, 2013. "Designing Better Pension Benefits Statements Current Status, Best Practices and Insights from the Field of Judgment and Decisionmaking," Working Papers WR-951, RAND Corporation.

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    Income; pensions; spending and wealth; Pension plans and funds and other retirement income programs; Seniors; Work and retirement;

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