A new article by Marie-Louise Leroux, Researcher at CREEi and ESG UQAM Professor, co-authored with Philippe Jacques and Dalibor Stevanovic, has just been published in February’s edition of the International Tax and Public Finance.

Entitled “Poverty among the elderly: the role of public pension systems,” the article measures the impact of first-pillar public pensions spending on the prevalence of poverty among the elderly. The authors show the existence of a nonlinear relationship between the poverty rate among individuals aged over 65 and per capita public pensions spending.

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Based on chair working paper 18-07.