Research and Program Descriptions About Canada

International Update, August 2014
(released August 2014)
"Fast-Track" Strategies in Long-Term Public Disability Programs Around the World
from Social Security Bulletin, Vol. 72 No. 1 (released February 2012)

This article examines fast-track procedures in long-term public disability programs in the United States and several other countries. Such procedures share a common goal of accelerating applicants—generally for those with severe disabilities, blindness, or facing terminal illness—through the disability determination process.

International Update, January 2012
(released January 2012)
International Update, December 2009
(released December 2009)
The Canadian Safety Net for the Elderly
from Social Security Bulletin, Vol. 68 No. 2 (released October 2008)

Canada's Public Pensions System is widely applauded for reducing poverty among the elderly. This article reviews benefits provided to Canada's older people and compares the Canadian system to the U.S. Supplemental Security Income program. Although Canada's system would probably be judged prohibitively expensive for the United States, the authors argue that there are nevertheless lessons to be learned from the Canadian experience.

International Update, January 2008
(released January 2008)
International Update, August 2007
(released August 2007)
International Update, February 2007
(released February 2007)
International Update, December 2006
(released December 2006)
International Update, November 2006
(released November 2006)
International Update, August 2006
(released August 2006)
International Update, August 2005
(released August 2005)
International Update, September 2004
(released September 2004)
The Canada Pension Plan's Experience with Investing Its Portfolio in Equities
from Social Security Bulletin, Vol. 64 No. 2 (released September 2002)

This article examines the experience of the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) in investing its surplus funds in equities. The CPP investment policy is viewed by some experts as a possible model for increasing the investment income of Social Security. The article discusses the key features of this policy, its implementation, and results to date.

Child Tax Benefits: A Comparison of the Canadian and U.S. Programs
from Social Security Bulletin, Vol. 57 No. 3 (released July 1994)

Investment of Social Security Reserves in Three Countries
from Social Security Bulletin, Vol. 53 No. 2 (released February 1990)

National Expenditures on Social Security and Health in Selected Countries
from Social Security Bulletin, Vol. 53 No. 1 (released January 1990)

Social Security Financing in North America
from Social Security Bulletin, Vol. 52 No. 4 (released April 1989)

Worldwide Trends and Developments in Social Security, 1985–87
from Social Security Bulletin, Vol. 52 No. 2 (released February 1989)

Administrative Costs for Social Security Programs in Selected Countries
from Social Security Bulletin, Vol. 51 No. 11 (released November 1988)

International Social Security Agreements: The U.S. Experience
from Social Security Bulletin, Vol. 51 No. 9 (released September 1988)

Health Care Expenditures: International Comparisons, 1970–80
from Social Security Bulletin, Vol. 50 No. 10 (released October 1987)

Long-Term Disability Programs in Selected Countries
from Social Security Bulletin, Vol. 50 No. 9 (released September 1987)

Worldwide Trends and Developments in Social Security, 1983–85
from Social Security Bulletin, Vol. 49 No. 9 (released September 1986)

Administrative Costs for Social Security Programs in Selected Countries
from Social Security Bulletin, Vol. 49 No. 8 (released August 1986)

Purchasing Power of U.S. Social Security Benefits Abroad, 1970–82
from Social Security Bulletin, Vol. 46 No. 9 (released September 1983)

Highlights From Canadian Government Green Paper: Better Pensions for Canadians
from Social Security Bulletin, Vol. 46 No. 8 (released August 1983)

Slowing Down Pension Indexing: The Foreign Experience
from Social Security Bulletin, Vol. 46 No. 6 (released June 1983)

Social Security Trends and Developments in Industrialized Countries
from Social Security Bulletin, Vol. 46 No. 3 (released March 1983)

The Earnings Replacement Rate of Old-Age Benefits in 12 Countries, 1969–80
from Social Security Bulletin, Vol. 45 No. 11 (released November 1982)

Worldwide Trends in Social Security, 1979
from Social Security Bulletin, Vol. 43 No. 8 (released August 1980)

Health Care Expenditures in Nine Industrialized Countries, 1960–76
from Social Security Bulletin, Vol. 43 No. 1 (released January 1980)

Social Security: A Worldwide Issue
from Social Security Bulletin, Vol. 42 No. 8 (released August 1979)

Research Grants Studies
from Social Security Bulletin, Vol. 42 No. 7 (released July 1979)

Earnings-Replacement Rate of Old-Age Benefits, 1965–75, Selected Countries
from Social Security Bulletin, Vol. 41 No. 1 (released January 1978)

Housewives and Pensions Foreign Experience
from Social Security Bulletin, Vol. 39 No. 9 (released September 1976)

Administrative Costs for Social Security Programs in Selected Countries
from Social Security Bulletin, Vol. 39 No. 6 (released June 1976)

Social Security Funding Practices in Selected Countries
from Social Security Bulletin, Vol. 39 No. 5 (released May 1976)

World Developments and Trends in Social Security
from Social Security Bulletin, Vol. 39 No. 4 (released April 1976)

Foreign Health Programs: Changes in Population Covered
from Social Security Bulletin, Vol. 39 No. 1 (released January 1976)

Payroll Taxes Under Social Security Programs: Cross-National Survey
from Social Security Bulletin, Vol. 38 No. 12 (released December 1975)

Canada Pension Plan Amended
from Social Security Bulletin, Vol. 38 No. 8 (released August 1975)

Earnings Replacement Rate of Old-Age Pensions for Workers Retiring at End of 1972
from Social Security Bulletin, Vol. 37 No. 12 (released December 1974)

Medical Care Expenditures in Seven Countries
from Social Security Bulletin, Vol. 36 No. 3 (released March 1973)

Children's Allowances: Their Size and Structure in Five Countries
from Social Security Bulletin, Vol. 35 No. 5 (released May 1972)

Canada's New Unemployment Insurance Act
from Social Security Bulletin, Vol. 35 No. 2 (released February 1972)

Social Security Provisions for Young Adults in Industrialized Countries
from Social Security Bulletin, Vol. 34 No. 11 (released November 1971)

Retirement Benefits for Very Elderly
from Social Security Bulletin, Vol. 34 No. 4 (released April 1971)

International Health Expenditures
from Social Security Bulletin, Vol. 33 No. 12 (released December 1970)

Worldwide Developments in Social Security, 1967–69
from Social Security Bulletin, Vol. 33 No. 8 (released August 1970)

Antipoverty Policies and Changing Welfare Concepts in Canada
from Social Security Bulletin, Vol. 33 No. 7 (released July 1970)

Adjustment of Old-Age Pensions in Foreign Programs
from Social Security Bulletin, Vol. 33 No. 5 (released May 1970)

The Earnings Replacement Rate of Old-Age Benefits: An International Comparison
from Social Security Bulletin, Vol. 33 No. 3 (released March 1970)

Expansion of Canada's Medicare
from Social Security Bulletin, Vol. 32 No. 7 (released July 1969)

Poverty Study in Canada
from Social Security Bulletin, Vol. 32 No. 2 (released February 1969)

Utilization and Cost of General Hospital Care: Canada and the United States, 1948–66
from Social Security Bulletin, Vol. 31 No. 11 (released November 1968)

Canadian Medical Care Insurance Inaugurated
from Social Security Bulletin, Vol. 31 No. 9 (released September 1968)

Income-Tax Treatment of Old-Age Pensions and Contributions Here and Abroad
from Social Security Bulletin, Vol. 29 No. 8 (released August 1966)

Canada Pension Plan of 1965
from Social Security Bulletin, Vol. 28 No. 11 (released November 1965)

Relation of Social Security Expenditures to Gross National Product in 45 Countries
from Social Security Bulletin, Vol. 28 No. 6 (released June 1965)

Social Security Programs of Foreign Countries
from Social Security Bulletin, Vol. 27 No. 9 (released September 1964)

Ontario's "Portable Pension" Law
from Social Security Bulletin, Vol. 26 No. 9 (released September 1963)

Medical Benefits for Old-Age Pensioners Under Foreign Social Security Programs
from Social Security Bulletin, Vol. 26 No. 1 (released January 1963)

Canada's Old-Age Security Program: First Decade of Operations
from Social Security Bulletin, Vol. 25 No. 12 (released December 1962)

Developments in Foreign Social Security Plans
from Social Security Bulletin, Vol. 25 No. 11 (released November 1962)

A Quarter Century of Social Security Abroad
from Social Security Bulletin, Vol. 23 No. 8 (released August 1960)

Medical Benefits For Pensioners Under Foreign Social Security Programs
from Social Security Bulletin, Vol. 23 No. 1 (released January 1960)

Canada's Federal-Provincial Program of Hospitalization Insurance
from Social Security Bulletin, Vol. 22 No. 7 (released July 1959)

Foreign Social Security Programs in 1958
from Social Security Bulletin, Vol. 21 No. 11 (released November 1958)

Canadian Programs for the Aged
from Social Security Bulletin, Vol. 21 No. 5 (released May 1958)

World Trends in Social Security Benefits, 1955 to 1957
from Social Security Bulletin, Vol. 20 No. 8 (released August 1957)

World Trends in Social Security Benefits, 1935–55
from Social Security Bulletin, Vol. 19 No. 5 (released May 1956)

Canadian Act for Assistance to Disabled Persons
from Social Security Bulletin, Vol. 18 No. 2 (released February 1955)

New Canadian Programs for the Aged
from Social Security Bulletin, Vol. 15 No. 4 (released April 1952)

Canadian Unemployment Insurance Amendments
from Social Security Bulletin, Vol. 13 No. 7 (released July 1950)

World Developments in Social Security
from Social Security Bulletin, Vol. 13 No. 3 (released March 1950)

Dependents in Social Security Systems of Great Britain, New Zealand, Australia, and Canada
from Social Security Bulletin, Vol. 11, No. 9 (released September 1948)

The Second Inter-American Conference on Social Security
from Social Security Bulletin, Vol. 11, No. 3 (released March 1948)

Foreign Experience in Social Insurance Contributions for Agricultural and Domestic Workers
from Social Security Bulletin, Vol. 8, No. 2 (released February 1945)

Canadian Provisions for Aid for Dependents of Members of the Army and Air Force
from Social Security Bulletin, Vol. 4, No. 11 (released November 1941)