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August 23, 2018

A longevity gap between rich and poor has persisted over the years in Canada with significant policy implications, according to a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In “Rich Man, Poor Man: The Policy Implications of Canadians Living Longer” – the first study of long-term changes in longevity across earnings groups in Canada – authors Kevin Milligan and Tammy Schirle provide new evidence on the incomes and life expectancy of Canadians.

Kevin Milligan

Kevin Milligan is Professor of Economics in the Vancouver School of Economics at the University of British Columbia, and is also affiliated with the C.D. Howe Institute and the National Bureau of Economic Research. Since 2011, he has served as Co-Editor of the Canadian Tax Journal.

Tammy Schirle

Tammy Schirle is a Professor in the Department of Economics at Wilfrid Laurier University. She is also a Co-Editor for Canadian Public Policy, and a board member for the Canadian Labour Economics Forum. A member of the C.D. Howe Institute’s Pension Policy Council and Human Capital Policy Council, she previously served as the Institute’s Roger Phillips Scholar of Social Policy.