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February 2006
Vol. 7, no. 2

Perspectives on Labour and Income

Aging, health and work
Wendy Pyper

While the majority of Canadians aged 50 to 69 not in the labour force were retired in 2003, nearly half a million were not working for health-related reasons. The Canadian Community Health Survey is used to compare the health of working individuals aged 50 to 69 with their contemporaries who are not working, whether for health or other reasons. Chronic conditions and lifestyle choices are also examined.

Disability in the workplace

Cara Williams

Employment equity and human rights legislation ensures access to the labour market for those with disabilities. Accommodating them in their job and in the workplace is an important part of the issue. A look at the types and severity of disabilities experienced by those aged 15 to 64 in the labour force, and a comparison of some of their characteristics with the non-disabled population.

New publication: The Canadian Labour Market at a Glance



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