Demographic Shifts and Labour Force Participation Rates in Canada

  title={Demographic Shifts and Labour Force Participation Rates in Canada},
  author={Bob Dugan and Beno{\^i}t Robidoux},
Labour force participation rates vary greatly by age, with persons 55 and over having much lower participation rates than younger persons. Consequently, changes in the demographic composition of the population can exert a long-run effect on aggregate participation rates. In the third article of the symposium, Bob Dugan and Benoit Robidoux examine the impact of demographic shifts on labour force participation in Canada. They use an accounting framework and plausible trend participation rates for… CONTINUE READING