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New publications on Canada’s retirement income system

Colleagues form the Canadian Labour Market and Skills Researcher Network (CLSRN) just released a series of eight research papers on Canada’s retirement income system. Among them, three papers used confidential microdata files accessed through RDCs to look at important policy questions: Kevin Milligan examines issues around employer-provided pensions, Tammy Schirle looks at poverty among seniors, while Ted McDonald and Chris Worswick focus on the experience of older immigrants.

Overqualification of the Labour Force

A new study by Brahim Boudarbat et Claude Montmarquette examining the origin and sources of overqualification of the workforce is now available on the website of CIRANO. They used data from census 2006 accessed at QICSS to analyze the situation in the greater Montreal area.

New publication

The Canadian Labour Market and Skills Researcher Network (CLSRN) just released a new edition of its newsletter, Labour Market Matters. Among other highlights, we’d like to point out a working paper by Craig Riddell and Xueda Song on the role of education in technology use and adoption in which they used detailed microdata from the Canadian Workplace and Employee Survey accessed at the BCI RDC and Toronto RDC to investigate the causal effects of workers’ educational attainment on their use and adoption of new technologies.