Insights on Canadian Society

Cyberbullying and cyberstalking among Internet users aged 15 to 29 in Canada

by Darcy Hango

Release date: December 19, 2016

Based on data from the 2014 General Social Survey, this article examines the characteristics associated with being a victim of cyberbullying or cyberstalking within the last five years for the population aged 15 to 29. This article also examines the association between cyberbullying and cyberstalking and various indicators of trust, personal behaviour and mental health.

Co-op participation of college and bachelor’s graduates

by Carlos Rodriguez, John Zhao and Sarah Jane Ferguson

Release date: December 7, 2016

This study analyses trends in co-operative education (co-op) participation for graduates with a college certificate or diploma or a university bachelor’s degree from 1986 to 2010 in Canada, based on data from the National Graduates Survey (NGS). Changes in co-op participation rates over time are examined, along with differences by field of study. The reasons behind the increase in co-op participation rates of women are also explored.

Hidden homelessness in Canada

by Samantha Rodrigue

Release date: November 15, 2016

This study provides information on the number of Canadians who reported that they ever had to temporarily live with family, friends, in their car, or anywhere else because they had nowhere else to live—a situation referred to as ‘hidden’ or ‘concealed’ homelessness. It also examines the characteristics of those who had experienced hidden homelessness at some point in their life.

Understanding the increase in voting rates between the 2011 and 2015 federal elections

by Sharanjit Uppal and Sébastien LaRochelle-Côté

Release date: October 12, 2016

This study examines the changes in the voting rates of Canadian citizens between the 2011 and 2015 federal elections, on the basis of supplementary questions that were added to the Labour Force Survey (LFS) shortly after these elections. The focus is on population groups who saw the largest increases in voting rates over the period.

Overqualification, skills and job satisfaction

by Sébastien LaRochelle-Côté and Darcy Hango

Release date: September 14, 2016

Based on a self-reported measure of overqualification, this article examines the association between overqualification and skills among workers aged 25 to 64 with a university degree, using data from the 2012 Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC). This article also examines the extent to which overqualified workers are dissatisfied with their jobs. Overqualified workers are defined in this study as university-educated workers who reported that they were in a job requiring no more than a high school education.

The Canada–U.S. gap in women’s labour market participation

by Marie Drolet, Sharanjit Uppal and Sébastien LaRochelle-Côté

Release date: August 17, 2016

This study reports on the trends in the labour force participation rate (LFPR) of prime-aged women (25 to 54) in both Canada and the United States. The paper examines the population groups that have been behind the rising divergence in the LFPR between the two countries over the past two decades.

Women in scientific occupations in Canada

by Dominique Dionne-Simard, Diane Galarneau and Sébastien LaRochelle-Côté

Release date: June 24, 2016

This article provides information on women aged 25 to 64 in natural and applied sciences occupations in Canada (i.e. scientific occupations), using data from the 1991 and 2001 censuses and the 2011 National Household Survey (NHS). The employment conditions of men and women in these occupations are also examined, based on data from the Labour Force Survey (LFS).

Diversity of young adults living with their parents

by Anne Milan

Release date: June 15, 2016

This study examines the extent to which young adults aged 20 to 29 live with their parents across various ethnocultural and socioeconomic characteristics. The results are based on data from the 2011 National Household Survey (NHS) as well as data from previous censuses.

Literacy and numeracy among off-reserve First Nations people and Métis: Do higher skill levels improve labour market outcomes?

by Paula Arriagada and Darcy Hango

Release date: May 18, 2016

This article examines the literacy and numeracy skills of off-reserve First Nations and Métis adults, focusing on the factors and labour market outcomes associated with higher skill levels. In this study, individuals in the higher range for literacy and numeracy are defined as those who scored level 3 or higher (out of 5 levels) in tests administered by the 2012 Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC).

Living arrangements of Aboriginal children aged 14 and under

by Annie Turner

Release date: April 13, 2016

This study uses data from the National Household Survey (NHS) to examine the living arrangements of Aboriginal children aged 14 and under, and includes results about Aboriginal children who lived with a lone parent, with their grandparents, or in a stepfamily. The study also provides key statistics about Aboriginal foster children.

Gender differences in the financial knowledge of Canadians

by Marie Drolet

Release date: March 23, 2016

Using data from the 2014 Canadian Financial Capability Survey (CFCS), this study examines the gap in the financial knowledge of men and women and how the difference varies across socioeconomic characteristics such as age and education. It also provides additional insight into the financial knowledge of Canadian men and women who are married or in a common-law union.

Financial literacy and retirement planning

by Sharanjit Uppal

Release date: March 23, 2016

Using data from the 2014 Canadian Financial Capability Survey (CFCS), this article examines the extent to which individuals in the labour force are preparing for retirement and provides another perspective on the relationship between financial literacy and retirement planning.

The contribution of immigration to the size and ethnocultural diversity of future cohorts of seniors

by Yves Carrière, Laurent Martel, Jacques Légaré and Jean-François Picard

Release date: March 9, 2016

This article analyzes the impact of immigration on the size and ethnocultural composition of future cohorts of seniors in Canada, using data from the Population Estimates Program, the Population Projections Program and other sources of demographic data.

The association between skills and low income

by Andrew Heisz, Geranda Notten and Jerry Situ

Release date: February 24, 2016

This article explores how skill proficiencies are related to household income for Canadians aged 16 to 65 using data from the first wave of the Longitudinal and International Study of Adults (LISA), conducted in 2012. The article also demonstrates how the relationship between skill level and low income changes after controlling for other characteristics known to increase the risk of low income.

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