Public surveys during the recent Canadian federal election, placed health care above the economy & jobs as the top issue. One poll by Ipsos Ried from April 2011 on behalf of the Canadian Medical Association showed 35% of Prairie and Northern Canadians at least, believed healthcare to be the issue the party leaders should address the
Author Archives: Mark Venning
Whet my appetite! Nothing better could encourage a blogger on the subject of “the promise of longevity” than reading a 100 page research study such as the new report published in the UK from the Department of Work and Pensions, May 17, 2011. http://research.dwp.gov.uk/asd/asd5/report_abstracts/rr_abstracts/rra_735.asp Good solid research should provoke more question, dialogue and argument about
Die in debt could be one approach. It worked with Dutch artist Vermeer, only it was his wife who carried the bankruptcy load after his death at age 43. But way back then, longevity wasn’t what it is today and if you could assess his financial literacy quotient, maybe he would have had the same
One eligibility factor for a pilot wage insurance program, outlined in the Labour Force Participation Of Older Workers in Canada by the Institute for Research and Public Policy (blog post April 26 2011), is that a person should be age 45 or over and must “show a high degree of labour force attachment for at
You’re alone, single or suddenly single as a result of losing a partner and maybe on top of this you don’t have family to look out for you as you advance into later years. What do you do in this scenario to prepare for your aging at home strategy? If “a good precaution is never
What sort of imagination and self-assessment does it take for someone over age 45 to re-invent themselves without wage insurance to further subsidise job loss? The category of “older worker” has been on the public policy file for so long, and depending on who you read, the defined age starts either at 45 or 50.