The Fiscal Implications of Canadians’ Working Longer

11 Pages Posted: 27 Nov 2017

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William B. P. Robson

C.D. Howe Institute

Colin Busby

C.D. Howe Institute

Aaron Jacobs

C.D. Howe Institute

Date Written: November 21, 2017

Abstract

Canada’s greying workforce will spell big fiscal trouble for future taxpayers, according to a new C.D. Howe Institute report. In “The Fiscal Implications of Canadians’ Working Longer,” authors William Robson, Colin Busby, and Aaron Jacobs find that demographic change is squeezing the budgets of Canadian governments — increasing the costs of public programs and eroding the tax base as the growth in traditional working-age people flatlines.

Keywords: Health, Fiscal and Tax Policy

JEL Classification: H5, J1

Suggested Citation

Robson, William B. P. and Busby, Colin and Jacobs, Aaron, The Fiscal Implications of Canadians’ Working Longer (November 21, 2017). C.D. Howe Institute e-brief 268. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3075514 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3075514

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Colin Busby

C.D. Howe Institute ( email )

67 Yonge St., Suite 300
Toronto, Ontario M5E 1J8
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Aaron Jacobs

C.D. Howe Institute

67 Yonge St., Suite 300
Toronto, Ontario M5E 1J8
Canada

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