2007 General Social Survey report: The retirement plans and expectations of older workers - ARCHIVED

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After many years of public discussion about Canada's aging population, the leading edge of the baby boom generation is now on the cusp of retirement. Focusing on Canadians aged 45 to 59, this article examines the age at which individuals intend to retire, the certainty of their plans, and their expectations regarding their retirement income. Evidence from the 2007 General Social Survey is used to show how retirement plans and expectations are related to demographic, employment and financial characteristics.

Issue Number: 2008002
Author(s): Ostrovsky, Yuri; Schellenberg, Grant

Main Product: Canadian Social Trends

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