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  • Table: 93F0022X
    Description:

    The Nation is the first series to release basic data from the 1996 Census, providing national coverage. This series covers characteristics of the population, including demographic, social, cultural, labour force and income variables as well as details on dwellings, households and families. Generally the data are represented for Canada, Provinces, Territories and Census Metropolitan Areas. Some tables include comparisons with data from earlier censuses.

    Release date: 1997-10-14

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  • Articles and reports: 11F0019M1997110
    Description:

    The objectives of this paper are to determine the empirical relationships between economic performance, transfers and low income among Canadian families, and to explore whether these relationships have changed over time. Similar recent studies in the US find a weakening in the relationship between economic growth and low income reduction over the past 25 years. Using data from the Survey of Consumer Finances of Statistics Canada, we find that there is a statistically significant negative relationship between economic performance and the incidence of low income among families in Canada for the period from 1973 to 1995. Government transfers are also found to lift families above the low income threshold. These results are robust across different family types and for three different measures of low income.

    We also find a weakening in the relationship between improved economic performance and low income reduction for most family types between 1973 and 1995, and for all family types after 1980. This weakening is associated with rising pre-transfer income inequality among families. Increasing inequality has also reduced the negative impact of transfers on low income rates.

    Release date: 1997-11-25

  • Articles and reports: 11F0019M1997066
    Description:

    Widely used summary measures of inequality or the "disappearing middle class" are potentially misleading. Divergences between evidence cited and conclusions drawn include failing to distinguish the concepts of inequality and polarization, and using scalar ôinequalityö measures which are not consistent with rankings based on Lorenz curves. In addition, inappropriate claims about trends in inequality can arise from focusing on only a sub-population such as full-time male workers, and failing to account for sampling variability. These divergences are illustrated using Canadian data on labour incomes over the 1967 to 1994 period.

    Release date: 1997-07-30

  • Articles and reports: 75-001-X19970023073
    Description:

    This article, which is based on a study recently released by Statistics Canada, looks at married persons who became separated between 1987 and 1993 and who had children before the breakup. It tracks changes in family composition and after-tax income and looks at the relative situation of payers and recipients of support payments.

    Release date: 1997-06-11

  • Articles and reports: 75-001-X19970012994
    Description:

    The rate of RRSP participation of persons with low incomes has been increasing since the early 1980s. This note explores the reasons for this and examines participation among men and women by personal and family income.

    Release date: 1997-03-14

  • Articles and reports: 75-001-X19970012993
    Description:

    How actively have young people been contributing to RRSPs? This article examines the rate of participation of 25 to 29 year-olds, their frequency of contribution, and average amounts deposited. Characteristics of RRSP contributors and the incidence of cash withdrawals are also examined.

    Release date: 1997-03-14

  • Articles and reports: 75-001-X19970012991
    Description:

    This article compares earnings and incomes of northern Canadians and other Canadians by occupation, sex and other variables. It also examines income sources for both groups.

    Release date: 1997-03-14

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