8th Annual Ellen M. Gee Memorial Lecture

EGML2010 - "Personal Retirement Risk Management: Who is Doing Well and Who Needs Help"
Presented 12 November 2010 by
Dr. Leroy Stone, Adjunct Professor, Department of Demography, University of Montreal; and leader of the department's Research Group on Population Behaviours in Retirement Risk Management.

Abstract:
Systemic changes have been making retirement related risk management more complex for pre-retirees in a number of countries, including Canada. The process has been enhanced by the 2007-2009 financial crisis and the consequent new troubles facing older workers in North American labour markets. Important aspects of these challenges have special significant for women who will live very long lives. There has been a profound, and probably permanent, 'hit' to older-worker confidence about their futures in retirement, which will in due course raise the priority of risk-awareness and risk management in the older population. But some population segments may be well prepared for their new challenges in this area, and others are going to need various amounts of help. The presentation on who is doing well and who needs help will include some details for British Columbians.

About the Speaker:
Leroy Stone is an Adjunct Professor, Department of Demography, University of Montreal and leader of the department's Research Group on Population Behaviours in Retirement Risk Management. He is a past President, Canadian Population Society and member of the Board of Directors of the Population Association of America. His new book "Key Demographics in Retirement Risk Management" is scheduled to be published by Springer early in 2011, and the lecture will be based on segments of the book. He is the author or editor of more than one dozen books dealing with the population of Canada, including "New Frontiers of Research on Retirement."