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Age of pension eligibility, gains in life expectancy, and social policy

TitleAge of pension eligibility, gains in life expectancy, and social policy
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsDenton, F. T., and Spencer B. G.
JournalCanadian Public Policy
Volume37
Pages183 - 200
Abstract

Canadians are living longer and retiring younger. When combined with the aging of the baby-boom generation, that means that the "inactive" portion of the population is increasing and there are concerns about possibly large increases in the burden of support on those who are younger. We model the impact of continued future gains in life expectancy on the size of the population that receives public pension benefits. We pay special attention to possible increases in the age of eligibility and the pension contribution rate that would maintain the publicly financed component of the retirement income security system.

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Document URLhttp://socserv.mcmaster.ca/sedap/p/sedap276.pdf
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English