Perspectives on Labour and Income

May 2012

Youth neither enrolled nor employed


The Not in Education, Employment, or Training (NEET) indicator—the proportion of youth age 15 to 29 who are neither in education nor employment—is regularly published by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) to document aspects of the transition into adulthood. The indicator emerged in the United Kingdom in the 1990s in response to concerns about the social exclusion of disadvantaged youth. This paper examines trends in Canadian NEET rates as well as the characteristics and activities of NEET youth.

April 2012

Job-related training of older workers

Abstract: This study investigates job-related training of Canadian employees age 55 to 64. Using the Access and Support to Education and Training Survey (ASETS) and several cycles of the Adult Education and Training Survey (AETS), it compares the training of older and core-age workers and tracks changes in the incidence and correlates of training over time.

Work absences in 2011

Abstract: This overview presents data on absences from work for personal reasons (illness or disability and personal or family responsibilities) by various demographic and labour market characteristics, using data from the Labour Force Survey. Only full-time employees are included in this analysis.

March 2012

Household debt in Canada

Abstract: This article uses data from the 2009 Canadian Financial Capability Survey to study several aspects of household debt. It examines the characteristics of borrowers and the types of households that are more likely to carry debt. The paper also looks at the association between financial knowledge and the amount of debt held, using multivariate techniques.

Labour Force Survey: 2011 year-end review

Abstract: This article provides an overview of labour market trends in 2011, focusing on changes between December 2010 and December 2011.

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