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  • Articles and reports: 11-008-X200700410311

    The transition to adulthood is often viewed as a period where young people move by stages into adult roles: completing their schooling, leaving their parents' home, acquiring permanent work, finding a partner or spouse and becoming a parent. In recent years, social scientists have found that the transition to adulthood is taking longer to complete. Using census data to compare young adults in 1971 to those in 2001, it assesses just how lengthy the delay has become.

    Release date: 2007-12-11

  • Articles and reports: 16-002-X200700310455

    This article examines driving and commuting patterns from a gender perspective. Trip chaining, the practice of stopping at intermediate points during a journey, is analyzed using data from the 2005 Canadian Vehicle Survey. Next-stage destinations and the number of stops made while driving are compared for men and women.

    Release date: 2007-12-10

  • Articles and reports: 11F0019M2007303

    In this study, we use new Canadian data containing detailed information on standardized test scores, school marks, parental and peer influences, and other socio-economic background characteristics of boys and girls to try to account for the large gender gap in university attendance. Among 19-year-old youth in 2003, 38.8% of girls had attended university, compared with only 25.7% of boys. However, young men and women were about equally likely to attend college. We find that differences in observable characteristics between boys and girls account for more than three quarters (76.8%) of the gap in university participation. In order of importance, the main factors are differences in school marks at age 15, standardized test scores in reading at age 15, study habits, parental expectations and the university earnings premium relative to high school. Altogether, the four measures of academic abilities used in the study "overall marks, performance on standardized reading tests, study habits and repeating grade" collectively account for 58.9% of the gender gap in university participation. These results suggest that understanding why girls outperform boys in the classroom may be a key to understanding the gender divide in university participation.

    Release date: 2007-09-20

  • Articles and reports: 75-001-X200710613188

    More than 160,000 non-profit and voluntary institutions provide employment for about two million Canadians. These organizations constitute one of the faster growing sectors of the Canadian economy, accounting for 7% of gross domestic product in 2003. They come in a variety of forms and deliver goods and services in many areas. However, their use of labour in most cases differs radically from that of profit-oriented businesses. This study describes and quantifies the multiple labour inputs used by non-profits.

    Release date: 2007-09-18

  • Articles and reports: 11-621-M2007061

    This study examines the evolution of female employment in the Canada's Core Public Administration from 1995 to 2006. Knowledge based workers are compared to less knowledge-based workers with respect to gender by subgroup of occupations.

    Release date: 2007-09-04

  • Articles and reports: 21-006-X2007001

    This bulletin extends the analysis to present selected socioeconomic characteristics of the population by type of watershed. This analysis is based on Statistics Canada's 2001 Census of Population data tabulated according to drainage sub-basins.

    Release date: 2007-06-29

  • Articles and reports: 11-008-X20070019629

    Using data from 2005 General Social Survey on time use, this article looks at people who describe themselves as workaholics and asks if this self-identification affects their quality of life as measured by the balance between work and family time, time pressure and general life satisfaction.

    Release date: 2007-06-19

  • Articles and reports: 11-008-X20060079574

    This study examines the time workers spend with family members during a typical workday. Using data from four different cycles of the General Social Survey on time use, it documents the evolution of the average time spent with family between 1986 and 2005. In particular, it accounts for factors that can contribute to an understanding of these changes.

    Release date: 2007-06-19

  • Articles and reports: 11-008-X20070029646

    Researchers believe that the factors which influence whether or not a person will participate in the political arena can be classified into four main categories: socio-demographic characteristics, sense of mastery, political socialization, and news consumption. This article uses the 2003 General Social Survey to identify the relative importance of these different factors on the probability of engaging in non-voting political activity.

    Release date: 2007-06-19

  • Articles and reports: 11F0019M2007301

    Young women have gained considerable ground on young men in terms of educational attainment in the 1990s. The objective of this study is to assess the role of rapidly rising educational attainment among young women in raising their relative position in the labour market. The findings suggest that the educational trends have not contributed towards a decline in the full-time employment gap. Nevertheless, they have contributed towards a decline in the gender earnings gap, especially in the 1990s. However, university-educated women have lost ground to university-educated men. This is likely due to the fact that men and women continued to choose traditional disciplines during the 1990s, but only male-dominated disciplines saw improvements in average earnings.

    Release date: 2007-06-12

  • Journals and periodicals: 89F0133X

    This report provides annual updates to the data presented in the labour force chapter in the Statistics Canada publication Women in Canada 2000 (catalogue no. 89-503-XPE, October 2000) which documents the major changes in the evolving status of women in Canada. Topics covered in this report include trends in employment, shifts in the occupational distribution of women, part-time work, self-employment and unemployment rates.

    Release date: 2007-04-20

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