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August 2002     Vol. 3, no. 8

Family income, 2000

Median family income rose for the fourth straight year in 2000, but it was still slightly less than what a family would have received as income a decade earlier. The median income of all families rose 2.2% in 2000 to $51,000 (after adjusting for inflation), continuing the trend of steady increases since 1997. In 1990, median family income was $51,900. (The median is the point at which half the incomes are higher, and half are lower.)


Job creation and loss by size of business, 1983 to 1999

The publication Employment dynamics is a compilation of statistical tables on annual employment, payroll and the number of businesses with employees, for Canada, the provinces and territories. Primarily, the tables are used to analyse how businesses in different size categories contribute to employment change, showing the number of jobs created by new or growing businesses and the number of jobs lost due to businesses that close or reduce their overall employment levels.


Shift work and health, 2000-2001

Three out of 10 employed Canadians worked some type of shift in 2000/01. Many shift workers reported problems that ranged from sleep disruption to difficulties with relationships. For most of them, working shift was not a choice, but a requirement of employment. The article "Shift work and health" is available in Health reports, Vol. 13, no. 4.


Pension plans in Canada, January 1, 2001

Data on employer plans (registered pension plans), their membership and plan provisions are now available from the Pension Plans in Canada database. The Pension Plans in Canada Survey is a census of all registered pension plans in the country. Statistics are derived largely from administrative data provided by the 10 pension supervisory authorities.


Labour productivity and related variables, Annual revisions and update to 2001

An update of annual labour productivity and related variables for the business sector and for all manufacturing industries up to 2001 is now available. These new labour productivity estimates are revised back to 1981 to take into account the capitalization of software expenditures introduced in May 2001 in output data of the Canadian System of National Accounts. The data are still based on 1980 Standard Industrial Classification and they will be replaced in the fall by revised estimates based on the new North-American Industry Classification System.


Survey of Household Spending, 1997 to 2000

Annual data from the Survey of Household Spending from 1997 to 2000, presented in 17 detailed tables, are available today on CANSIM. These tables include information about average expenditure per household, the percentage of households reporting and the estimated number of households reporting. Topics include household spending on food, shelter, household operation, furnishings and equipment, clothing, transportation, health care, personal care, recreation, reading materials, education, tobacco and alcoholic beverages, games of chance, miscellaneous expenses, personal taxes, personal insurance, and money gifts, alimony and charitable contributions.


2001 Census Handbook

The 2001 Census Handbook is a reference document covering every aspect of the 2001 Census of Population and Census of Agriculture. It provides an overview of every phase of the census, from content determination to data dissemination. It traces the history of the census from the early days of New France to the present. It also contains information about the protection of confidential information in census questionnaires and statistical tables. It provides a detailed description of the census questions and variables, along with information about data quality and the possible uses of census data. Also covered are census geography and the range of products and services available from the 2001 Census database.


Management experience and diversity in an aging organization: a microsimulation analysis

The aging of the Canadian population is a well recognized phenomenon and has received considerable policy research attention, particularly in the health and public pension domains. Very little work has been focused on the impacts of aging at the organizational level. Foot and Venne studied the advancement of the baby boom through traditional organizational hierarchies, noting its impacts on human resource policies that encourage horizontal career development. Saba et al looked more particularly at the management of older professionals in the Quebec public service, finding that employee recognition was an important human resource strategy for motivating this group. We extend these studies further along the aging ladder -- to the point where retirement and replacement become the major concerns.


2001 Census Dictionary

The 2001 Census Dictionary provides detailed information on all of the concepts, universes, variables and geographic terms of the 2001 Census. The information provided for each variable includes a definition, the associated census question(s), the applicable response categories or classifications and special notes, for instance, on historical aspects.


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