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L'evolution de la protection offerte par les pensions aux travailleurs jeunes et plus ages au Canada


  • Drolet, Marie
  • Morissette, Rene


Le present document reunit des donnees de plusieurs enquetes-menages pour documenter l'evolution de la protection offerte par les pensions aux travailleurs jeunes et plus ages au Canada entre le milieu des annees 1980 et le milieu des annees 1990. Nos principales observations sont les suivantes. Premierement, les donnees administratives tirees de la base de donnees sur les regimes de pensions au Canada (RPAC) aussi bien que les donnees tirees d'enquetes-menages indiquent que les RPA offrent une protection accrue aux femmes. Par contre, les donnees sur les RPAC indiquent une diminution de la protection offerte aux hommes, tandis que les enquetes-menages n'indiquent aucune tendance a la baisse chez les hommes. Deuxiemement, les agregats d'echantillon cachent des differences interessantes au sein de la population. Nous avons observe une baisse de la protection offerte par les pensions aux jeunes travailleurs (ages de 25 a 34 ans) relativement a celle offerte aux travailleurs plus ages (35-50 ans). La protection des jeunes hommes a baisse, tandis que la protection de type RPA est demeuree assez stable pour les hommes plus ages. D'autre part, la protection offerte par les pensions est demeuree assez constante pour les jeunes femmes tout en subissant une hausse appreciable pour les femmes plus agees. Troisiemement, le declin du syndicalisme et les deplacements vers des branches d'activite a faible protection expliquent largement la baisse de protection observee parmi les jeunes hommes. Quatriemement, la protection accrue offerte aux femmes plus agees semble resulter de leur plus grande propension a occuper des emplois a remuneration/protection elevee.

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  • Drolet, Marie & Morissette, Rene, 1999. "L'evolution de la protection offerte par les pensions aux travailleurs jeunes et plus ages au Canada," Direction des etudes analytiques : documents de recherche 1999138f, Statistics Canada, Direction des etudes analytiques.
  • Handle: RePEc:stc:stcp3f:1999138f

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