Insights on Canadian Society

Gender differences in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and computer science (STEM) programs at university

by Darcy Hango

Release date: December 18, 2013

Women represent the majority of young university graduates, but are still underrepresented in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and computer sciences (STEM) fields. This article provides more information on women with STEM university degrees, and examines whether mathematical abilities in high school are related to gender differences in STEM university programs.

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Long-term trends in unionization

by Diane Galarneau and Thao Sohn

Release date: November 26, 2013

In Canada, unionization rates declined in the 1980s and the 1990s, but remained relatively stable over the 2000s. However, the rates evolved differently across various characteristics, including gender, age groups, provinces, and industries. In this analysis, unionization rates are examined across various characteristics over the last three decades.

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Understanding public–private sector differences in work absences

by Sharanjit Uppal and Sébastien LaRochelle-Côté

Release date: September 19, 2013

Absences from work can be expressed in terms of days lost per year, on the basis of Labour Force Survey data. In this In Brief, the new data on work absences for 2012 are introduced, and the differences between private and public sector employees’ absences are examined in more detail.

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Family caregiving: What are the consequences?

by Martin Turcotte

Release date: September 10, 2013

What types of caregivers provide the most hours and kinds of care? Which ones are the most likely to experience various consequences associated with family caregiving? This article compares the different types of family caregivers, based on the relationship with their main recipient.

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What has changed for young people in Canada?

by Diane Galarneau, René Morissette and Jeannine Usalcas

Release date: July 4, 2013

The social and economic well-being of young people currently generates a lot of interest. Are young people different from previous generations? Do they experience more difficulties in the labour market? Are some doing better than others?

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The evolution of English–French bilingualism in Canada from 1961 to 2011

by Jean-François Lepage and Jean-Pierre Corbeil

Release date: May 28, 2013

In Canada, a significant event that eventually led to the development of a policy on bilingualism was the launch of the Royal Commission on Bilingualism and Biculturalism 50 years ago. This article examines historical trends in bilingualism in Canada and factors that might explain these trends.

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Employment changes across industries during the downturn and recovery

by Sharanjit Uppal and Sébastien LaRochelle-Côté

Release date: April 4, 2013

This study examines employment variations across industries during the recent labour market downturn and subsequent recovery, and examines the sectors that have been drivers of job growth since employment came back to pre-downturn levels.

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Living apart together

by Martin Turcotte

Release date: March 5, 2013

Many individuals are not married or in a common-law relationship, but are in a stable relationship without living under the same roof. These couples are 'living apart together.' How many individuals are in this situation in Canada? Is this type of relationship increasing? Are these relationships motivated by lifestyle choices?

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Consumption of culture by older Canadians on the Internet

by Mary Allen

Release date: January 30, 2013

In recent years, older Canadians have increased their Internet usage and are closing the gap with younger Canadians. However, older Canadians do not use the Internet as much for their consumption of cultural products, for example listening to music and watching videos. This study examines the extent to which seniors 65 and over are using the Internet as a source of cultural content, particularly music.

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