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Publications

"The effect of universal child benefits on labour supply." Forthcoming in the Canadian Journal of Economics Details

"Option Value of Disability Insurance in Canada." with Kevin Milligan. Forthcoming in Social Security Programs and Retirement Around the World: Disability Insurance Programs and Retirement, David A. Wise (ed.) NBER Book Series. University of Chicago Press. Details

"Stand together or alone? Family structure and the business cycle in Canada" with Hideki Ariizumi and Yaqin Hu. Forthcoming, Review of Economics of the Household. Details

"Senior poverty in Canada: A decomposition analysis." 2013. Canadian Public Policy, Vol. 39(4) 517-540. Details.

"Are Recessions Really Good for Your Health? Evidence From Canada" with Hideki Ariizumi. Social Science & Medicine, 2012, Vol. 74, pp. 1224-1231. Details.

"Age-adjusted measures of earnings inequality in the United States, 1980-2010." Economics Bulletin, 2012, Vol. 32, no.3, pp. 2662-2669. Details.

"Comparing nest eggs: how CPP reform affects retirement choices." with Alexandre Laurin and Kevin Milligan. C.D. Howe Institute Commentary No. 352, May 2012. Details.

"Wage Losses of Displaced Older Men: Does Selective Retirement Bias Results?"Canadian Public Policy, Vol. 38(1) March 2012, pp. 1-13. Details

"The Growth in Family Earnings Inequality in Canada, 1980-2005" with René Morissette and Yuqian Lu. Review of Income and Wealth, 2011, Vol. 57 issue 1, pp. 23-39. Details

"Health, Pensions, and the Retirement Decision: Evidence from Canada" Canadian Journal On Aging, 2010, Vol. 29 no. 4, pp. 519-527. Details.

"Working while receiving a pension: Will double dipping change the elderly labour market?" with Kevin Milligan, in Retirement Policy Issues in Canada. Edited by Michael G. Abbott, Charles M. Beach, Robin W. Boadway, and James G. MacKinnon. 2009. Details

"Remain , retrain or retire: Options for older workers following job loss" with Christine Neill.  in Retirement Policy Issues in Canada. Edited by Michael G. Abbott, Charles M. Beach, Robin W. Boadway, and James G. MacKinnon. 2009. Details

"Why Have the Labour Force Participation Rates of Older Men Increased Since the Mid-1990s?"   Journal of Labor Economics. Vol. 26 no.4  (October 2008) pp. 549-594.  Details

"Improving the Labour Market Incentives in Canada's Public Pension System" with Kevin Milligan.  Canadian Public Policy Vol. 34, no.3 (September 2008) pp. 281-304.  Details

"Greener Pastures: Understanding the impact of retirement incentives in defined-benefit pension plans" C.D.Howe Institute Commentary No. 262,  May 2008. Details

"Gender Dimensions of Changes in Earnings Inequality in Canada" with Nicole Fortin, in Dimensions of Inequality in Canada, ed. David A. Green and Jonathan R. Kesselman.  Vancouver: UBC Press.2006.  Details 

Working Papers (under review)

"Can Labour Relations Reform Reduce Wage Inequality? Evidence from the Canadian Provinces" with Scott Legree and Mikal Skuterud. (in submission)

"The Effect of Labour Relations Laws on Union Density Rates: Evidence from Canadian Provinces" with Scott Legree and Mikal Skuterud. CLSRN Working Paper No. 140, September 2014. Also posted as LCERPA Working Paper No. 2014-12. (in submission)

"The Growing Gap: Incomes of seniors and the working age population in Canada" (in submission)

"Workforce Aging and the Labour Market Opportunities of Youth: Evidence from Canada." with Sundip Dhanjal (in submission). CLSRN Working Paper No. 139. Also posted as LCERPA Working Paper No. 2014-9. Details.

Working Papers (no longer under review)

Milligan, K. and T. Schirle. 2014. "Simulated Replacement Rates for CPP Reform Options." The School of Public Policy SPP Research Papers, Volume 7, Issue 7, March 2014. Details

Milligan, K. and T. Schirle. 2013. "The retirement income system and the risks faced by Canadian seniors." CLSRN Working Paper No. 120. April 2013. Details

"The Federal Public Service Pension Plan: Understanding the retirement incentives of plan provisions" August, 2012.

"Income Inequality Among Seniors in Canada: The Role of Women's Labour Market Experience" CLSRN working paper no. 51. Details

"The Effect of State Mandates on Health Insurance Premiums and Coverage Rates." with Hideki Ariizumi.

"Earnings Losses of Displaced Older Workers:  Accounting for the Retirement Option"   CLSRN Working Paper no. 10, February 2008. Details.

"Public Pensions and Retirement: International Evidence in the Canadian Context" with Kevin Milligan.  HRSDC-IC-SSHRC Skills Research Initiative Working Paper Series 2006-A-13, June 2005.  Details

Reports & Miscellaneous

"The Labour Market Activities of Canada’s Youth." Brief prepared for the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance. Details

"Engaging Experience: Opportunities for Older Persons in the Workforce." LCERPA Policy Brief, June 2013.(Comments prepared for the House of Commons Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities.) Details

"The Incidence of Low Income Among Seniors in Canada." Report for HRSDC, November 2012. Details

"The Retirement Income System and the Risks Faced by Canadian Seniors: A Synthesis of the HRSDC/CLSRN Project 'Challenges for Canada's Retirement Income System'." with Kevin Milligan. Report for HRSDC, December 2012.

"The Consequences and Effects the Current Employment Insurance (EI) Programs Have on Women in Canada" Laurier LCERPA Commentary 2009-02 (Comments prepared for the House of Commons Standing Committee on the Status of Women). April 2009. Details

"A Living Wage Policy for the Region of Waterloo - Will it help the working poor?" Laurier LCERPA Commentary 2009-01, January 2009. Details

Work in progress

"Gender differences in labour market transitions" with Stephen Jones

"The quality of marriages formed over the business cycle" with Hideki Ariizumi. Details

Not-so-academic writing

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