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Pension Coverage, Retirement Status, and Earnings Replacement Rates Among a Cohort of Canadian Seniors

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  • Ostrovsky, Yuri
  • Schellenberg, Grant

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Data from the Longitudinal Administrative Data (LAD) base are used to compare the retirement status and earnings replacement rates achieved by individuals who were, and individuals who were not, Registered Pension Plan members in 1991 and/or 1992, when they were in their mid-fifties. Among men in this cohort, the likelihood of being retired at age 70 to 72 was about 4 to 14 percentage points higher among pension plan members than non-members. Data used for the study do not provide information on why RPP non-members tend to retire later than do members. Among retired individuals, earnings replacement rates did not differ significantly between RPP members and non-members.

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  • Ostrovsky, Yuri & Schellenberg, Grant, 2009. "Pension Coverage, Retirement Status, and Earnings Replacement Rates Among a Cohort of Canadian Seniors," Analytical Studies Branch Research Paper Series 2009321e, Statistics Canada, Analytical Studies Branch.
  • Handle: RePEc:stc:stcp3e:2009321e
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    1. Robert L. Brown, 2011. "Economic Security in an Aging Canadian Population," Social and Economic Dimensions of an Aging Population Research Papers 285, McMaster University.
    2. Robert L. Brown, 2010. "Economic Security in an Aging Canadian Population," Social and Economic Dimensions of an Aging Population Research Papers 268, McMaster University.
    3. Kevin D. Moore & William Robson & Alexandre Laurin, 2010. "Canada’s Looming Retirement Challenge: Will Future Retirees Be Able to Maintain Their Living Standards upon Retirement?," C.D. Howe Institute Commentary, C.D. Howe Institute, issue 317, December.

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

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