Thursday, January 15, 2015

New ICS study

Employer pension plans and the wealth of Canadian families

by Derek Messacar and René Morissette, Social Analysis and Modelling Division (SAMD)

Insights on Canadian Society

This study compares the wealth holdings of family units covered by workplace pension plans with those of other family units. It focuses on families and unattached individuals who had no significant business equity and whose major income recipient was aged 30 to 54 and employed as a paid worker. The paper also examines whether wealth differences observed between families with registered pension plan (RPP) assets and other families persist when key sociodemographic differences between the two populations are taken into account.