Rich Man, Poor Man: The Policy Implications of Canadians Living Longer

12 Pages Posted: 31 Aug 2018

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Kevin S. Milligan

University of British Columbia (UBC) - Department of Economics; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

Tammy Schirle

Wilfrid Laurier University - School of Business & Economics

Date Written: August 23, 2018

Abstract

A longevity gap between rich and poor has persisted over the years in Canada with significant policy implications, according to a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In “Rich Man, Poor Man: The Policy Implications of Canadians Living Longer” – the first study of long-term changes in longevity across earnings groups in Canada – authors Kevin Milligan and Tammy Schirle provide new evidence on the incomes and life expectancy of Canadians.

Keywords: Insurance;Intergenerational Equity;Poverty and Inequality;Public Pension Plans;Seniors' Benefits

JEL Classification: H55

Suggested Citation

Milligan, Kevin S. and Schirle, Tammy, Rich Man, Poor Man: The Policy Implications of Canadians Living Longer (August 23, 2018). C.D. Howe Institute e-Brief 282. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3237638 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3237638

Kevin S. Milligan (Contact Author)

University of British Columbia (UBC) - Department of Economics ( email )

997-1873 East Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1
Canada

National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

1050 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138
United States

Tammy Schirle

Wilfrid Laurier University - School of Business & Economics ( email )

Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3C5
Canada

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