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September 24, 2013

Demographic forces are helping drive up the Canadian workforce’s reported absence rates owing to illness, according to a study released today by the C.D. Howe Institute. In “Absent With Leave: The Implications of Demographic Change for Worker Absenteeism,” authors Finn Poschmann and Omar Chatur find, over the long-term, absence rates have climbed, identify potential causes and recommend steps to address this challenge to productivity.


Finn Poschmann

Finn Poschmann graduated in economics from Carleton University in Ottawa in 1986 and is President & CEO of the Atlantic Provinces Economic Council.

He was previously Vice President, Policy Analysis at the C.D. Howe Institute, where he held a variety of positions since January 1998.