Our Evidence Base

Our analysis of the squeeze and the policies we lobby for have been developed through years of research at the University of British Columbia, with roots in the globally recognized work of the Human Early Learning Partnership.

As we develop the full range of policy adaptations required for a better generational deal, we are committed to being evidence-based, transparent about our assumptions and open to critiques and improvements.  To this end, we’ll collaborate with the best policy experts across the country and internationally, and we’ll invite Gen Squeeze Allies to help decide upon the policy solutions for which we are lobbying.

Our in-house research team is comprised of Dr. Paul Kershaw and Lynell Anderson, CPA, along with others who contribute to the Gen Squeeze Research Lab.


Our Foundational Publications Include 


Kershaw, Paul and Eric Swanson.  2015.  "The Squeeze: Fast Facts for Newly Elected MPs."  Vancouver, BC:  Generation Squeeze

Kershaw, Paul.  2015.  "By the Numbers: a generational guide to voting in the 2015 federal election."  Vancouver, BC:  Generation  Squeeze

Kershaw, Paul and Lynell Anderson.  2015.  "Federal Favouritism:  Why does the federal government spend five times more per retiree than per person under 45?"  Vancouver, BC:  Generation Squeeze.

Kershaw, Paul.  2015.  “Population Aging, Generational Equity and the Middle-Class.”  Vancouver, BC:  Generation Squeeze.

Kershaw, Paul.  2015.  “Measuring the Age Gap in Canadian Social Spending.”  Vancouver, BC:  Generation Squeeze.

Kershaw, Paul.  2015.  "Building Political Will for a Low Carbon, High Prosperity Canada."  In Acting on Climate Change:  Extending the Dialogue Among Canadians.  Montreal, Quebec: Sustainable Canada Dialogues.

Kershaw, Paul and Lynell Anderson.  2014.  “Measuring the Generational Spending Gap in Canadian Social Spending.”  Vancouver, BC:  Generation Squeeze.

Kershaw, Paul, and Lynell Anderson. 2011. Does Canada Work for All Generations:  Alberta Family Policy Report. http://earlylearning.ubc.ca/family-policy/resources-and-reports/. Accessed November 21, 2011.

Kershaw, Paul, and Lynell Anderson. 2011. Does Canada Work for All Generations:  British Columbia Family Policy Report. http://earlylearning.ubc.ca/family-policy/resources-and-reports/. Accessed November 21, 2011.

Kershaw, Paul, and Lynell Anderson. 2011. Does Canada Work for All Generations:  Manitoba Family Policy Report. http://earlylearning.ubc.ca/family-policy/resources-and-reports/. Accessed November 21, 2011.

Kershaw, Paul, and Lynell Anderson. 2011. Does Canada Work for All Generations:  New Brunswick Family Policy Report. http://earlylearning.ubc.ca/family-policy/resources-and-reports/. Accessed November 21, 2011.

Kershaw, Paul, and Lynell Anderson. 2011. Does Canada Work for All Generations:  Newfoundland and Labrador Family Policy Report. http://earlylearning.ubc.ca/family-policy/resources-and-reports/. Accessed November 21, 2011.

Kershaw, Paul, and Lynell Anderson. 2011. Does Canada Work for All Generations:  Nova Scotia Family Policy Report. http://earlylearning.ubc.ca/family-policy/resources-and-reports/. Accessed November 21, 2008.

Kershaw, Paul, and Lynell Anderson. 2011. Does Canada Work for All Generations:  Ontario Family Policy Report. http://earlylearning.ubc.ca/family-policy/resources-and-reports/. Accessed November 21, 2011.

Kershaw, Paul, and Lynell Anderson. 2011. Does Canada Work for All Generations:  Prince Edward Island Family Policy Report. http://earlylearning.ubc.ca/family-policy/resources-and-reports/. Accessed November 21, 2011.

Kershaw, Paul, and Lynell Anderson. 2011. Does Canada Work for All Generations:  Quebec Family Policy Report. http://earlylearning.ubc.ca/family-policy/resources-and-reports/. Accessed November 21, 2011.

Kershaw, Paul, and Lynell Anderson. 2011. Does Canada Work for All Generations:  Saskatchewan Family Policy Report. http://earlylearning.ubc.ca/family-policy/resources-and-reports/. Accessed November 21, 2011.

Kershaw, Paul, et al. 2010. "The Economic Costs of Early Vulnerability in Canada." Canadian Journal of Public Health-Revue Canadienne De Sante Publique 101 (Supplement 3):S8-S12.

Kershaw, Paul, et al. 2009. "15 by 15:  A Comprehensive Policy Framework for Early Human Capital Investment in BC." Vancouver: University of British Columbia, Human Early Learning Partnership. http://www.earlylearning.ubc.ca/documents/2009/15by15-Full-Report.pdf.

Kershaw, Paul, and Lynell Anderson. 2009. "Is a pan-Canadian system of early child development possible?  Yes, when we redress what ails Canadian culture." Paediatrics and Child Health 14 (10):685-688.

Kershaw, Paul. 2005. Carefair:  rethinking the responsibilities and rights of citizenship. Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press.

 

Provincial and Federal Budget Analyses


 

Research Working Groups


We intend to establish Research Working Groups to develop policy recommendations to ease the squeeze on Canadians in their forties and younger in support of our vision for a Canada that works for all generations. We’ve identified a number of research themes that also serve as overarching policy goals.

If you’re a researcher or expert interested in exploring the "state of the squeeze" in Canada and/or identifying policy solutions to create a Canada that works for all generations, please explore our research themes and get in touch.

“Yes, Canadian governments need to make younger people a priority. I want a Canada that works for all generations."

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