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dc.contributor.authorDenton, Frank T.en_US
dc.contributor.authorFinnie, Rossen_US
dc.contributor.authorSpencer, Byron G.en_US
dc.description.abstractIf retirement means a substantial and sustained reduction in the time spent working for pay or profit, measurement requires a definition of substantial and sufficient observations of the same individuals to determine whether a transition from working to retired status has occurred. Using the Statistics Canada Longitudinal Administrative Databank, a 20 percent sample of the individual income tax returns of all tax filers since 1980, we identify those with significant labour force attachment at ages 50-52, and follow them year by year. If retired means having no income from employment, the median age of retirement is about 63 for men, 62 for women. That is true for all cohorts. If earning up to half of one's previous employment income is deemed consistent with being retired, the median age is about 60 for both men and women. Results obtained in this way are consistent with calculations based on Labour Force Survey data.en_US
dc.publisherResearch Inst. for Quantitative Studies in Economics and Population, McMaster Univ. Hamilton, Ont.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesQSEP Research Report, McMaster University 434en_US
dc.subject.keywordolder workersen_US
dc.subject.stwÄltere Arbeitskräfteen_US
dc.titlePatterns of retirement as reflected in income tax records for older workersen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
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