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OAS at 67... but what about age discrimination in paid work?

As a result of the changing demographic profile of its population, the aging of the workforce has become a pressing issue for Canadian public policy. While the elimination of mandatory retirement in most sectors allows older workers the ability to continue working, the persistence of ageism in the workplace makes this a difficult journey for many. This policy brief prepared by Ellie Berger and Douglas Hodgins for the Population Change and Lifecourse strategic research cluster examines the prevailing attitudes toward older individuals and finds that ageism are seen in training, hiring and retention workplace policies towards older employees.

Low-income Dynamics and Determinants under Different Thresholds: New Findings for Canada in 2000 and Beyond

Two researchers from the Atlantic RDC publish a new study on low income in Canada.

17 November 2011 - 1:59pm |

Caring for the care-givers

Men with dementia are in poorer health than women with dementia, yet their caregivers – usually their wives – get fewer home services than those who care for women with dementia, according to a recent analysis of CCHS data by Dorothy Forbes and colleagues at the University of Western Ontario's School of Nursing.

Family caregivers, especially wives, are particularly vulnerable to poor health. Providing good home care services will avoid the more costly alternative of premature institutionalization.

18 September 2008 - 12:00am |