2018 John Richards Oration

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Albury-Wodonga Event: Canada's public and private pensions: Lessons for others?

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Thursday 22 March 2018 05:00 pm until Thursday 22 March 2018 06:30 pm (Add to calendar)
John Richards Centre for Rural Ageing Research
02 6024 9718; jrc@latrobe.edu.au
Presented by:
Professor Thomas R. Klassen
Type of Event:
Public Lecture
Free but registrations are essential

Join us for the 2018 John Richards Centre Oration in Albury-Wodonga-

Canada's public and private pensions: Lessons for others?; Presented by Professor Thomas R. Klassen.

Professor Klassen, who is based in Canada, will discuss how Canada has created a unique set of income security programs for its older citizens over the past half century. The programs have largely eliminated old-age poverty, and for most older Canadians, provide a minimum standard of living.

Are these pension programs a model for other jurisdictions, or a specific response to unique conditions that contain little policy learning for others?

There will be an opportunity for networking over refreshments prior to the start of the lecture.

More about our special guest speaker:

Professor Thomas R. Klassen

Thomas R. Klassen is a professor of sociology at York University in Canada. He is an acclaimed author who teaches about, and writes on, retirement, pensions, unemployment, immigration, gambling, discrimination, and how to ensure students succeed.


Main Lecture Theatre, La Trobe University Albury-Wodonga Campus

La Trobe University, Wodonga, 133 McKoy Street, Wodonga 3690

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