Preparing for Tomorrow's Social Policy Agenda: New Priorities for Policy Research and Development That Emerge From an Examination of the Economic Well-Being of the Working-Age Population

November 2002


In this working paper, author Peter Hicks lays out how Canada’s working population will change in the next five years and offers a variety of directions policy-makers might take to manage those changes. The paper is intended to identify the topics that are likely to be on the policy agenda in this time frame and to propose policy development work that could begin now in order to prepare for such an agenda. While the paper is primarily about policies that support the economic well-being of working-age people in the medium-term time frame, a broad definition of social policy and longer view are discussed.