Robert L. Brown

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This paper examines income inequality over stages of the later-life course (age 45 and older) and systems that can be used to mitigate this inequality. Two hypotheses are tested: • Levels of income inequality decline during old age because public benefits are more equally distributed than work income; • Because of the progressive nature of government(More)
The Program for Research on Social and Economic Dimensions of an Aging Population (SEDAP) is an interdisciplinary research program centred at McMaster University with co-investigators at seventeen other universities in Canada and abroad. The SEDAP Research Paper series provides a vehicle for distributing the results of studies undertaken by those associated(More)
HE estimates of state personal income and its components measure and track the levels and the types of incomes that are received by the people who live and work in each state. The estimates provide a framework for the analysis of each state's economy, and the reliability of the estimates is critical to the quality of such analyses and to their usefulness as(More)
Canada and the United States are facing rapidly shifting demographic profiles as their respective Baby-Boom generations move from the labor force into retirement. This paper explores the impacts this shift will have on a broad range of Economic Security The paper first outlines the magnitude of the demographic shifts that are taking place, and gives a(More)
Fertility patterns are different between countries and over time. Many different factors can affect the fertility rate. This paper will discuss the different factors that have an effect on the fertility rate. Some are economic while some are social. The economic factors will be based in the theories of participation in the labor force, teenage fertility and(More)