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Income Replacement Rates Among Canadian Seniors: The Effect of Widowhood and Divorce


  • Larochelle-Cote, Sebastien
  • Myles, John
  • Picot, Garnett


The financial security of widowed and divorced women during their retirement years has long been a concern. This paper places this issue within the context of research on replacement rates, the extent to which family income during the working years (here, the mid-50s) is "replaced" as individuals move into their late 70s. Using a longitudinal database and fixed-effects econometric models, the paper assesses the effect of widowhood/widowerhood and divorce after age 55 on replacement rates during the retirement years.

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  • Larochelle-Cote, Sebastien & Myles, John & Picot, Garnett, 2012. "Income Replacement Rates Among Canadian Seniors: The Effect of Widowhood and Divorce," Analytical Studies Branch Research Paper Series 2012343e, Statistics Canada, Analytical Studies Branch.
  • Handle: RePEc:stc:stcp3e:2012343e

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    Income; pensions and wealth; Labour; Seniors; Wages; salaries and other earnings;

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