HEC Montréal, December 2016
Around the world, the economic conditions of the elderly are changing rapidly. On one hand, we are seeing the new elderly reach retirement with significant financial assets, in particular among households where both spouses have extensive labor market experience. On the other hand, transformations in the workplace imply that employer pension plans are vastly different from what they were in the past, leading retirees to face potentially more risks – and more complex decisions – than they did. Adding to these factors, trends in population health are mixed, some forces indicating that the future elderly will be healthier while others would suggest more years spent in worse health. With governments beginning to feel the heat from these mounting pressures, and societies – including employers offering retirement saving programs – looking to adapt, this conference aimed to shed further light on various dimensions of the well-being of the future elderly population.
Organized in collaboration the QICSS and the CIRANO, the conference received financial support from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), the Canadian Research Data Centre Network (CRDCN), the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Société et culture (FRQSC) and its partners, the Institut de la statistique du Québec (ISQ), HEC Montréal, Université de Montréal, ESG UQAM and the Faculté des sciences sociales at Université Laval.
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