Consumption patterns among aging Canadians - ARCHIVED

Articles and reports: 75-001-X201100211417


Previous studies of older Canadians well-being have focused on changes in income as individuals age and leave the workforce. However, little has been published on the extent to which consumption levels change in this transitional period. This study uses data from the Survey of Family Expenditures and the Survey of Household Spending to develop a synthetic cohort approach to determine how the consumption patterns of households headed by those born in the late 1930s changed from middle age (in the early 1980s) to retirement (in the late 2000s).

Issue Number: 2011002
Author(s): Lafrance-Cooke, Amélie; Larochelle-Côté, Sébastien
FormatRelease dateMore information
HTMLMarch 25, 2011
PDFMarch 25, 2011