Lynn McDonald

Title(s): 
Professor; Co-Director, Institute for Life Course and Aging Collaborative Program in Aging, Palliative and Supportive Care; Scientific Director of the National Initiative for the Care of the Elderly (NICE); B.A. Psychology, University of Manitoba; M.S.W. University of Manitoba; Ph.D. Sociology, University of Calgary
Email: 
Phone Number: 
(416) 978-5714
Office Location: 

Room 510

Research Interests: 
  • work
  • retirement
  • the older worker
  • older women
  • pensions and poverty
  • elder abuse
Biography: 

Dr. McDonald, Professor, Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto, is Co-Director Director of the Institute for Life Course and Aging Collaborative Program in Aging, Palliative and Supportive Care, and Scientific Director of the National Initiative for the Care of the Elderly (NICE), dedicated to the inter-professional care of older adults. She has been leading the NICE Elder Abuse Team: Knowledge to Action research grant (2008-2011), the NICE Older Women and Financial Literacy grant (2010-2012), and a multi-layered project on Defining and Measuring Elder Abuse and Neglect (2010-2012). Dr. McDonald is currently leading several research studies, including a Public Outreach SSHRC grant on Financial Literacy and Custodial Grandparents (2012-2013), a SSHRC Partnership Grant on Engaged Scholarship: Evaluation of Knowledge Mobilization for Older Adults in the Community (2012-2018), and an HRSDC New Horizons for Seniors Program Elder Abuse Awareness Grant entitled a National Survey on the Mistreatment of Older Canadians, all beginning in 2012.

In 2002 she was awarded the Governor General’s Golden Jubilee medal for her contributions to Canadian gerontology. In 2007 she received the Betty Havens Award in Longitudinal Research for her contributions to research in aging. Dr. McDonald is a co-author of a major Canadian textbook, Aging in Contemporary Canada, 2nd edition (2008), and a number of other books and articles including one of the first Canadian texts on elder abuse. She has been a board director of the Canadian Association of Gerontology and served as Editor, Policy and Practice and Acting Editor, Social Sciences for the Canadian Journal on Aging. She also has been a board director of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, a member of the Board of Accreditation for the Canadian Schools of Social Work and a member of the CIHR Institute of Aging, Social Dimensions of Aging Committee. In addition, her expertise has been sought by the Canadian Senate, Special Senate Committee on Aging, in the preparation of their report on Canada’s Aging Population: Seizing the Opportunity; and by the National Judicial Institute as a speaker for their conference on Judging Women; Aging, Mental Health and Culture.

Dr. McDonald has a long history of teaching excellence, and conducts graduate courses at both the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work and the Institute for Life Course and Aging. In her capacity as Professor and as Principal Investigator of multi-million dollar grants, she has taught and trained hundreds of graduate students and served as supervisor or thesis committee member to dozens of doctoral and masters students.

Dr. McDonald has been interviewed and featured in radio, and television, as well as in the University of Toronto’s EDGE magazine in an article on the challenge of the aging boom (Fall 2011, Vol. 13, No. 2).

Social Work and Aging Research Initiative

Books: 

McDonald, L., Sharma, K. L. (2011). Ageism and Elder Abuse. (Eds.) Jaipur, IN: Rawat
Publications, 392 pp.

McDonald, L. Gendered Retirement: The Welfare of Women and the “New” Retirement. Oxford
University Press. [contracted]

Chappell, N; McDonald, L. and Stones M. (2008). 2nd Edition. Aging in Contemporary Canada.
Toronto: Pearson.

Chappell, N; Gee, E.; McDonald, L. and Stones M. (2003). Aging in Contemporary Society.
Toronto: Prentice Hall.

McDonald, L., Hornick, J., Robertson, G., & Wallace, J. (1991). Elder Abuse and Neglect in
Canada. Toronto: Butterworths.

McDonald, P.L., & Wanner, R.A. (1990). Retirement in Canada. Toronto: Butterworths.

McDonald, L., & Keating, N. (Eds.). (1988). Canadian Gerontological Collection V. Canadian
Association on Gerontology.

Book Chapters: 

McDonald, L. (2013). Canada. In International Perspectives on Elder Abuse. A. Phelan (Ed.) pp 47-
68. Oxon, UK: Routledge.

McDonald, L. (2012). The Evolution of Retirement as Systematic Ageism. In Ageism and
Mistreatment of Older Workers: Current Reality, Future Solutions. Patricia Brownell &
James J. Kelly, Eds. (69-92).

McDonald, L., Dergal, J. and Collins, A. (2012). The abuse and neglect of older adults in Canada.
In Alaggia, R. & Vine, C., (Eds.) 2nd Edition Cruel but not Unusual: Violence in Canadian
Families: A sourcebook for educators & practitioners. Wilfrid Laurier University Press.

McDonald, L. (2011). Retirement. In Ian Stuart-Hamilton, Gerontology, Cambridge University
Press.

McDonald, L. (2011). The Social Aspects of Aging. In Tepperman, L; Curtis, J. and Albanese,
(Eds.) 2nd edition, Sociology: A Canadian Perspective. Don Mills: Oxford University Press.

McDonald, L. (2009). The Social Aspects of Aging. In Tepperman, L; Curtis, J. and Albanese,
(Eds.) 1st edition, Sociology: A Canadian Perspective. Don Mills: Oxford University Press.
(online)

McDonald, L. (2008). Theorizing about Aging and Immigration. In D. Durst and M. MacLean
(Eds.). Diversity and Aging among Immigrant Seniors in Canada. McGill/Queens University
Press.

Timoshkina, N., Lombardo, A., & McDonald, L. (2007). Selling sex in the era of AIDS: Mobile
sexworkers and STI/HIV risks. In Y. Apostolopoulos, & S. Sonmez (Eds.), Population
mobility and infectious disease (pp. 113-130). New York: Springer Science and Business
Media.

McDonald, L. (2006). The Welfare of Women and Retirement. In Leroy Stone (Ed.). New Frontiers
of Research about Retirement and Other Later-Life Transitions. Ottawa: Statistics Canada,
Canada, Institute de la statistique du Québec. 137-164.

McDonald, L. (2006). Family and Retirement. In Leroy Stone (Ed.). New Frontiers of Research
about Retirement and Other Later-Life Transitions. Ottawa: Statistics Canada, Canada,
Institute de la statistique du Québec. 129-136.

McDonald, L., Collins, A. & Dergal, J. (2006). The abuse and neglect of older adults in Canada. In
Alaggia, R. & Vine, C., Cruel but not Unusual: Violence in Canadian Families: A
sourcebook for educators & practitioners. Wilfrid Laurier University Press.

McDonald, L. (2000). Alarmist Economics and Women’s Pensions: A Case of Semanticide. 115-
128. In G. Gutman and E. Gee (Eds.) The Overselling of Populations Aging: Apocalyptic
Demography and Intergenerational Challenges. Oxford University Press.

McDonald, L., Donahue P., and Marshall, V. (2000). The Economic Consequences of Unexpected
Early Retirement. 267-292. In F. T. Denton, D. Fretz and Byron Spencer (Ed.)
Independence and Economic Security in Old Age. Vancouver: University of British
Columbia Press.

Peressini, T. & McDonald (1999). Urban Homelessness in Canada. In T. Bunting and P. Filion
(Eds.) Canadian Cities in Transition: Second Edition. Oxford University Press.

McDonald, L., Donahue, P. and Moore, B. 2000. Widowhood in Retirement. 329-345. In F. T.
Denton, D. Fretz and Byron Spencer (Ed.) Independence and Economic Security in Old
Age. Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press.

McDonald, L. (1996) The Casualties of Canada’s Dualist Pension Policy. In V. Minichiello; N.
Chappell; A. Walker; and H. Kendig (Eds.) Sociology of Aging. The International
Sociological Association.

McDonald, L. (1995) Elder Abuse and Neglect. In J. Birren (Ed.) The Encyclopedia of Gerontology.
Sage Pub.

McDonald, L., Dow-Pittaway, E. & Nahmish, D. (1994). Evaluation of Practice Issues. In M.
MacLean (ed.), Abuse and Neglect of Older Canadians. Toronto: Thompson Educational
Press. Pp. 5-16.

McDonald, L. & Chen, M.Y.T. (1993) The Youth Freeze and the Retirement Bulge: Older Workers
and Impending Labour Shortage. In V. Marshall & B. McPherson (Eds.), Aging:
Canadian Perspectives. Toronto: Broadview Press Ltd. Pp. 113-139.

McDonald, L., & Wanner, R.A. (1992). Part-time work and the older worker in Canada. In K.
Lundy (Ed.), Working Part-Time: Risks and Opportunities. New York: Praeger. Pp. 187-
204.

Hornick, J.P., McDonald, L., & Robertson, G.B. (1992). Elder abuse in Canada and the United
States: Prevalence, legal and service issues. In R. Peters, R.J. McMahon & V.L. Quinsey
(Eds.), Aggression and violence throughout the life span. Newbury Park, CA: Sage. Pp.
1-72.

Wanner, R.A., & McDonald, P.L. (1989). Ethnic diversity and patterns of retirement. In J.S.
Frideres (Ed.), Multiculturalism and intergroup relations. Westport, CT: Greenwood
Press. Pp. 89-106.

McDonald, P.L. (1989). Transition houses and the problem of family violence. In B. Pressman, G.
Cameron & M. Rothery (Eds.), Intervening with assaulted women:current theory,
research and practice. Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. Pp. 93-110.

McDonald, P.L. (1989). Helping to end the assaultive relationship. In B. Pressman, G. Cameron &
M. Rothery (Eds.), Intervening with assaulted women: current theory, research and
practice. Laurier University. Pp. 111-124.

Mindel, C.H. & McDonald, P.L. & (1988). Survey research. In R.M. Grinnell (Ed.), Social work
research and evaluation. Itasca, IL: F.E. Peacock Publishers Inc. Pp. 300-323.

McDonald, P.L., & Wanner, R.A. (1987). Retirement in a Dual economy: The Canadian Case. In
V. W. Marshall (Ed.), Aging in Canada, 2nd ed. Toronto: Fitzhenry and Whiteside. Pp.
245-261.

Invited Publications: 

Invited Papers (Refereed)

McDonald, L. (2013). Improving Quality of Life for Older Adults in Ontario: Issues and
Opportunities. Knowledge Transfer and Exchange Forum, CAMH, Toronto, March 15,
2013.

McDonald, L. (2012). Defining and Measuring Elder Abuse and Neglect – Preparatory Work
Required to Measure the Prevalence of Abuse and Neglect of Older Adults in Canada –
Overview. ONPEA Board Meeting, December 20, 2012.

McDonald, L. (2012). Using a Financial Exploitation Measure in Community Based Setting in
Canada. 65th Annual and Scientific Meeting, Gerontological Society of America. San Diego,
Nov. 20th.

McDonald, L. (2012). Measuring the prevalence of Elder Abuse and Neglect: Using the Numbers to
Effect Change. 65th Annual and Scientific Meeting, Gerontological Society of America. San
Diego, Nov. 16th.

McDonald, L. (2012). Experiencing Abuse and Feeling Abused: Experiences from the Canadian
Pilot Study on Abuse & Neglect. 65th Annual and Scientific Meeting, Gerontological Society
of America. San Diego, Nov. 14th.

McDonald, L. (2012). An Overview of a National Survey of the Mistreatment of Older Canadians.
41st Meeting, Canadian Association on GerontologyVancouver.Oct19th.

McDonald, L. (2012). Perspectives of Older Women on Financial Literacy: Lessons and
Challenges. 41st Meeting, Canadian Association on GerontologyVancouver.Oct19th.

McDonald, L. (2012). Exploring the Potential for Building Cross Canada Protocols and Systems
for Data Collection. 41st Meeting, Canadian Association on Gerontology. Vancouver.
Oct18th. Preconference, sponsored by the Ministry of Health, Province of British Columbia
in cooperation with the BC Public Guardian and Trustee and the Vancouver Coastal Health
Authority.

McDonald, L. (2012). Mandatory Retirement in Canada. International Federation on Aging. June
2nd, Prague CZ

McDonald L., & A. Wilson (2012). Collaborations between the Federal Government and Local
Organizations: Improving the Financial Literacy of Older Women. International Federation
on Aging. May 30th Prague CZ

McDonald, L. (2012). Defining and Measuring Elder Abuse and Neglect – Preparatory Work
Required to Measure the Prevalence of Abuse and Neglect of Older Adults in Canada.
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, Prague. May 28th 2012.

McDonald, L. (2012). Defining and Measuring Elder Abuse and Neglect- Institutional Abuse.
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, Prague. May 28th 2012.

McDonald, L. (2011). Defining and Measuring Elder Abuse and Neglect. World Elder Abuse
Awareness Day London, England, June 1st.

McDonald, L. (2011). Identifying Elder Abuse and neglect. National Judicial Institute. Judging
Women: Aging Elder Abuse and Culture. Vancouver May 11th-13th

McDonald, L. (2011). NICE: A community service. Fred Lewicki Memorial Lecture. Brenda
Stafford Centre for Evidence in Gerontological Nursing. University of Calgary, April 29th.

McDonald, L.(2011). Working Together. Alberta Gerontological Nurses Association, April 29th
Calgary

McDonald, L. (2010). NICE, United Nations, International Day of Older Persons. NewYork Oct.7th.

McDonald, L. (2008). [J. Harbison, M. Beaulieu, M. Charpentier; E. Podnieks, S. Hirst, C. Spencer]
Institutional Abuse of Older Adults: What We Know, What We Need to Know. HRSDC
Round Table Ottawa June 18th.

McDonald, L and Janes, J. (2008). Aging in Place: A Review of the Literature. Toronto Central
LINH. Toronto, Jan. 4th.

McDonald, L. (2007). Knowledge Transfer. Hartford Geriatric Social Work Leadership Conference.
Keynote Address. Chantilly VA Nov. 6th.

McDonald, L. (2007). A Way Forward: Promising Approaches to Abuse Prevention in Institutional
Settings. Help Aged, Dublin, Oct 16th.

McDonald, L. (2007). Keynote, Through the Looking Glass: Networks and Knowledge Transfer
from the Inside Out. Canadian Association on Gerontology. Calgary 36th Annual Scientific
and Educational Meeting Calgary AB. November 1 – 3 Hyatt Regency

McDonald, L. (2006). In from the Streets: the Health and Well-Being of Formerly Older Homeless
Older Adults. Poster presented at the 2nd Annual Meeting of the Population, Work and Family
Policy Research Collaboration (PWFC). Ottawa, Dec. 7th.

McDonald, L. (2006). Gendered Retirement and the Financial Security of Older Women. HRSDC.
Transition to Retirement. Dec. 5th Ottawa.

McDonald, L. (2006). Gendered Retirement: Women and the New Retirement. International
Workforce Summit, Toronto, Nov.

McDonald, L. (2005). Living on the Margins: Toronto’s Older Homeless. National Advisory
Council on Aging, Health Canada, Ottawa, Feb. 9th.
University of Toronto 31

McDonald, L. (2005) The Older Homeless. National Directorate on Homelessness. Toronto, May
1st.

McDonald, l. (2005). Ethnicity and Aging. Social and Economic Dimensions of and Aging
Population: Canada in the 21st Century. Conference I. Hamilton: McMaster University. May 1st.

L. McDonald (2004). Dementia and Aging. Kings College Circle Heritage Society, Munk Centre,
University of Toronto, Nov. 3rd.

McDonald, L. (2004). Trafficking in Women and Children: Breaking the Silence, International
Relations Society and the International Human Rights Program, University of Toronto, Munk
Centre, November 29th 2004.

McDonald, L. (2003). Seniors on the Margins. Health Canada, Seniors Secretariat, Annual
Meeting. Ottawa: January 29th.

McDonald L. (2001). Knowing the Many ways of Knowing and Why it Matters. The Ties that Bind.
Excellence in Social Work Practice. Alberta College of Social Worker, Calgary, March.
(keynote address)

McDonald L. (2001). Transitions into Retirement. Canadian Labour Congress. Ottawa. Feb.

McDonald, L. (2000). Trafficking in Eastern European Women. Status of Women, Canada. Ottawa.
Government Conference on Trafficking in Women, June 29th. (keynote address).

McDonald L., (2000). Elder Abuse. Canadian Encyclopedia of Social Work. Frank Turner Editor.
(In press).

McDonald, L. (1999). The New Retirement. Canadian Association on Gerontology. Ottawa, ON
November. (Keynote address).

McDonald, L. and Collins, A. (1999). Abuse and Neglect of Older Adults: A Discussion Paper.
Health Canada.

McDonald, L. (1998). Alarmist Economics and Women’s Pensions: A Case of Semanticide. 9th
Annual John K. Friesen Conference and Lecture. The Overselling of Population Aging.
Apocalyptic Demography and Intergenerational Challenges. May 14-15. Simon Fraser
University, Vancouver B.C.

McDonald, L. (1996) Revisiting the Dual Pension System. Ontario Association on Gerontology,
Toronto, May

Gee, E. and L. McDonald (1996). Position Paper on Income Security. Canadian Association on
Gerontology.

McDonald, L. (1996) Preparations for Retirement. Indicators on Aging Series. Senior’s
Independence Research Program. Health Canada.

McDonald, L. (1995, April) Canada’s Dual Pension Policy. Invited paper presented at the
International Sociological Association, Research on Aging Intercongress Meeting,
Melbourne Australia.

McDonald L. (1996). Reasons for Retirement. Indicators on Aging Series. Senior’s Independence
Research Program. Health Canada.

McDonald, L. (1995) Elder Abuse. In E. Birren, The Encyclopedia of Gerontology. Academic Press.

McDonald, L. (1994, October) Retirement Policy in Transition. Invited paper presented at the Aging
and Independence Symposium on the Survey of Aging and Independence, at the 23rd
Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association on Gerontology, Winnipeg Manitoba.

McDonald L. (1994, June) Transitions into Retirement. Invited paper by Human Resources
Development, Canada, Ottawa, Ont.

McDonald, L. (1993, June) Who Goes Back to Work? Invited paper by the Ontario Gerontology
Association, Toronto, Ont.

McDonald, L. (1993, May) Retirement in Canada. Invited paper by the Workman’s Compensation
Board, Toronto, Ont.

McDonald, P.L. (1991, February). The Older Worker in Canada. Invited paper by CARNET ,
Toronto, Ont.

McDonald, P.L. & Peressini, T.L. (1992). Alcohol Problems Amongst The Elderly: A Training
Program for Health Care Professionals. In: Via, J.M. and E. Portella (eds.), 4th
International Conference on Systems Science in Health-Social Services for the Elderly
and the Disabled, Volume II. Barcelona, Spain: Fundacio de Barcelona, Pp. 731-741.

Rogers, G., & McDonald, L. (1990, June). Evaluation of a continuing education program to
develop critical thinking in professionals. Proceedings of the 9th Annual Conference of
the Canadian Association for the Study of Adult Education, Pp. 296-301.

Hornick, J., McDonald, L., & Robertson, G. (1990, October). Elder abuse in Canada: Prevalence,
legal and service issues. Invited paper by the Canadian Institute for the Administration of
Justice Conference: Health Care Ethics and Law, Toronto, ON.

McDonald, P.L. (1990, July). The older part-time worker in Canada. Invited paper presented to:
The Future of Adult Life, Second International Conference, Leeuwenhorst, The
Netherlands.

Wanner, R.A., & McDonald, P.L. (1989, October). Public policy and the future of retirement in
Canada. Invited paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association on
Gerontology, Ottawa, ON.

McDonald, L. (1989, March). The older worker and the dual economy. Invited paper presented at
the Colloque International de Recherche, Montreal.

McDonald, P.L. (1984, August). Dignity and the care of the elderly. Invited paper to the National
Symposium on Ethics and Aging, Vancouver, B.C.

Publications In Refereed Journals: 

McDonald, L. and Thomas. C. (2013). Elder Abuse Through a Life Course Lens. International
Psychogeriatrics.

McDonald et al., (2012). Institutional Abuse of Older Adults: What We Know, What We Need to
Know. Journal of Elder Abuse & Neglect, Volume 24, Number 2, Special Issue on: Elder Abuse in
Canada: Reports from a National Roundtable Discussion

McDonald, P. L., and Peter Donahue (2011). Retirement Lost? Canadian Journal on Aging/ La
Revue canadienne du vieillissement 30 (3):1-22.

McDonald, L. (2011). Theorizing about Ageing, Family and Immigration. Ageing & Society. 31,
1180-1201.

McDonald, P. L. (2011). Elder Abuse and Neglect in Canada: The Glass is Still Half Full. Canadian
Journal on Aging. Canadian Journal on Aging / La Revue canadienne du vieillissement 30 (3): 1–
30.

McDonald, L. (2011) Examining Evictions through a Life-Course Lens. Canadian Public Policy
vol. xxxvii, Supplement/ Pp S115-S133.

McDonald, L. Sussman, T. and Donahue, P. (2010). The Economic Consequences of Retiring to
Caregive. Journals of Gerontology (Revisions).

Rowland, A. and McDonald, L. (2009). Evaluation of Social Work Communication Skills to
Allow People with Aphasia to be Part of the Decision Making Process in Healthcare. Social Work
Education, Volume 28, Issue 2, pages 128 – 144

Marziali, E.; McDonald, L. and Donahue, P. (2008). The role of coping humor in the physical and
mental health of older adults. Journal of Mental Health and Aging. Vol. 12, pp.713-718.

McDonald, L. & Timoshkina, N. (2007). “The Life of Trafficked Sex Workers from the Former
Eastern Bloc: The Canadian Dimension” International Journal of Comparative and Applied
Criminal Justice. Vol. 31, No. 2. Fall, 212-243.

Leung, Ho Hon & Lynn McDonald (2007). “Chinese women who care for aging parents in three
generational households: Immigrant experiences”. The Asian Journal of Gerontology and
Geriatrics. Vol. 2 Number , 15-22.

McDonald, L. Dergal, J, & Cleghorn, L. (2007). Living on the Margins: Homelessness among Older
Adults in Toronto. Journal of Gerontological Social Work. Vol. 49 special Edition on Housing.

P. Donahue and McDonald, L. (2005). Gay and Lesbian Aging: Current Perspectives and Future
Directions for Social Work Practice and Research. Families and Society. Special Edition. Vol. 88,
No. 3 Jul-Sept. 359-367.

McDonald L. and Robb, L. (2004). The Economic Legacy of Divorce and Separation for Older
Women. Canadian Journal on Aging. Invited Paper for Special Edition. Vol.23, Supplement 1,
S83-S97. (Also appeared in the Daily, Statistics Canada).

McDonald, L and Timoshkina, N. (2004). Examining service needs of trafficked women from the
former Eastern Bloc: The Canadian Case. Journal of Social Work Research and Evaluation.
Fall/Winter 169-192.

McDonald, L. (2004). The Welfare of Women and the New Retirement. Ottawa: Statistics Canada.
www.retirementresearch.org

McDonald, L, & Donahue, P. (2000). Poor Health and Retirement Income: the Canadian Case:
Ageing and Society. (20) 493-522.

McDonald, L.; Donahue, P. & Moore, B. (1999). Retirement Due to Unemployment: What Social
Work Needs to Know. Canadian Social Work Review.

Gee, E.M., & McDonald, L. (1998). CAG position paper on pensions. Canadian Journal on Aging,
17, i-vii.

Peressini, T. & McDonald (1998). An Evaluation of a Training Program on Alcoholism and Older
Adults for Health Care and Social Service Practitioners. Journal of Gerontology and
Geriatrics Education. 4(18).

McDonald, L. (1997). The Invisible Poor: Canada’s Retired Widows. Canadian Journal on Aging
and Canadian Public Policy, Special Edition Vol. 16 no.3, pp. 553-583.

McDonald, L. (1997). Editorial. Asking Questions that are Politically Out-of-the-Questions.
Canadian Journal on Aging.

McDonald., L. (1997). The Link between Social Policy Research and Social Policy Options:
Reverse Retirement as a Case in Point. Special Joint Edition between the Canadian Journal
on Aging/Canadian Public Policy Supplement pp.90-113.

McDonald, L. (1996). The Casualties of Canada’s Dual Labour Market. Le Cahier de Quebec de
demographie.

Rogers, G. & McDonald L. (1995). Expediency Over Education: Teaching Methods Used by Field
Instructors. The Clinical Supervisor.

McDonald, L. (1995). Retirement for the Rich and Retirement for the Poor: From Social Security to
Social Welfare. Editorial. Canadian Journal on Aging.

McDonald, L. and Wigdor, B. (1995). “Taking Stock:Elder Abuse research in Canada.” Canadian
Journal on Aging 14(2): 1-6.

McDonald, L. (1994). Retirement Revisited: A Secondary Data Analysis, Working Paper Series,
Issues from an Aging Workforce: A Study to Inform Human Resources Policy
Development Toronto: Centre for Studies on Aging. Pp. 1-46.

McDonald, L. & Chen, M.Y.T. (1993). The Youth Freeze and the Retirement Bulge: Older
Workers and the Impending Labour Shortage. Journal of Canadian Studies, 28(1): 75-
101.

Rogers, G., & McDonald, L. (1992). Thinking critically: An approach to field instructor training.
Journal of Social Work Education, 28(2): 166-177.

McDonald, P.L. (1989). Les travailleuses et travailleurs âgés et l’economie duale. In H. David
(Ed.), Le Viellessement are Travail: Une Question de Judgement. Montréal: Institut de
Recherche appliqúee sur le Travail. Pp. 56-62.

Rogers, G., & McDonald, P.L. (1989, Fall). Field supervisors: Is a social work degree necessary?
Canadian Social Work Review, 6(2): 203-221.

Badry, D., Groenenweg, G., Urbancic, M., McDonald, L., & Hornick, J. (1989). Service needs of
community and institution-based older persons with a developmental handicap in Alberta
Canada. Australia & New Zealand Journal of Developmental Disabilities, 15(3 & 4):
251-266.

McDonald, P.L., Badry, D., & Mueller, C. (1988). The elderly physically and developmentally
handicapped: An analysis of service delivery. The Canadian Journal on Aging, 7(2):
134-147.

Wanner, R.A., & McDonald, P.L. (1986). The vertical mosaic in later life: Ethnicity and retirement
in Canada. The Journal of Gerontology, 41(5): 622-671.

McDonald, P.L. (1984). Older Canadians and the Health Care Act. In L. Pal (Ed.), The Canada
Health Act (1984) and Beyond. Calgary: Research Unit for Public Policy Studies, The
University of Calgary. Pp. 1-35.

McDonald, P.L., & Wanner, R.A. (1984). Socioeconomic Determinants of Early Retirement in
Canada. Canadian Journal on Aging, 3(3): 105-116.

Wanner, R.A., & McDonald, P.L. (1983). Ageism in the labour market: Estimating earnings
discrimination against older workers. Journal of Gerontology, 38(6): 732-744.

McDonald, P.L., & Wanner, R.A. (1982). Work past age sixty-five in Canada: A socioeconomic
analysis. Aging and Work, 5(3): 169-180.

McDonald, P.L., Fisher D., & McDonnell, J. (1974). Patient power: A factor in the development of
a day hospital. The University of Manitoba Medical Journal, 44(1): 6-8.

Other Selected Publications: 

Government Briefs

Standing Committee on Health, Parliament, (2011). Chronic illness.

Standing Committee on the Status of Women, Parliament, (2011). Elder Abuse of Older Women

McDonald, L. (2010). Brief to the Parliamentary Committee (Mental health, Palliative care, Elder
Abuse). Canadian Conference on Elder Law Toronto, Oct. 28th to 30th.

Standing Committee on the Status of Women (2010). Older Women and Retirement
Canadian Senate (2006). Brief to the Special Senate Committee on Aging. Dec. 11, Ottawa. NICE

OASW (2004). Response to Providing Choice: A Consultation Paper on Ending Mandatory
Retirement. Ontario Government, Toronto, Ontario Association of Social Workers

Reference Works

McDonald, L. and Lombardo, A. (2007). Living on the Margins. Canada’s Older Homeless. Ottawa:
NACA Public Health Canada.

McDonald, L. (2007). Elder Abuse and Neglect. In E. Birren, The Encyclopedia of Gerontology. 2nd
Edition, New York: Academic Press.

McDonald, L. (1995). Elder Abuse and Neglect. In E. Birren, The Encyclopedia of Gerontology. 1st
Edition, New York: Academic Press.

L McDonald, K. McKnight and J. Dergal, (2003). Aging with a Developmental Disability: A Review
of the Literature. Health Canada.

L. McDonald & Collins, A. (1998). Abuse and Neglect of Older Adults: A Discussion Paper. Health
Canada.

L. McDonald, (1996). Preparations for Retirement. Indicators on Aging Series. Seniors
Independence Research Program. Health Canada.

L. McDonald (1996). Reasons for Retirement. Indicators on Aging Series. Seniors Independence
Research Program. Health Canada.

L. McDonald, (1995) Elder Abuse. In E. Birren, The Encyclopedia of Gerontology. Newbury: Sage
Publications.