The impact of aging on labour market participation rates

Articles and reports: 75-006-X201700114826

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Since 2007—prior to the economic downturn of 2008/2009—the overall labour force participation of Canadians declined by about two percentage points. The first part of the study investigates the extent to which aging affected changes in labour market participation rates since 2007, based on data from the Labour Force Survey (LFS). In the second part, the reasons behind the increase in the participation rates of Canadians aged 55 and over, which have been trending upwards since 1996, are explored.

Issue Number: 2017001
Author(s): Fields, Andrew; Larochelle-Côté, Sébastien; Uppal, Sharanjit
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