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  • Articles and reports: 11-629-X2018002
    Description:

    Celebrate Statistics Canada’s centennial by looking back on our journey with Canada.

    Release date: 2018-03-16

  • Articles and reports: 12-001-X201700254897
    Description:

    This note by Chris Skinner presents a discussion of the paper “Sample survey theory and methods: Past, present, and future directions” where J.N.K. Rao and Wayne A. Fuller share their views regarding the developments in sample survey theory and methods covering the past 100 years.

    Release date: 2017-12-21

  • Articles and reports: 12-001-X201700254888
    Description:

    We discuss developments in sample survey theory and methods covering the past 100 years. Neyman’s 1934 landmark paper laid the theoretical foundations for the probability sampling approach to inference from survey samples. Classical sampling books by Cochran, Deming, Hansen, Hurwitz and Madow, Sukhatme, and Yates, which appeared in the early 1950s, expanded and elaborated the theory of probability sampling, emphasizing unbiasedness, model free features, and designs that minimize variance for a fixed cost. During the period 1960-1970, theoretical foundations of inference from survey data received attention, with the model-dependent approach generating considerable discussion. Introduction of general purpose statistical software led to the use of such software with survey data, which led to the design of methods specifically for complex survey data. At the same time, weighting methods, such as regression estimation and calibration, became practical and design consistency replaced unbiasedness as the requirement for standard estimators. A bit later, computer-intensive resampling methods also became practical for large scale survey samples. Improved computer power led to more sophisticated imputation for missing data, use of more auxiliary data, some treatment of measurement errors in estimation, and more complex estimation procedures. A notable use of models was in the expanded use of small area estimation. Future directions in research and methods will be influenced by budgets, response rates, timeliness, improved data collection devices, and availability of auxiliary data, some of which will come from “Big Data”. Survey taking will be impacted by changing cultural behavior and by a changing physical-technical environment.

    Release date: 2017-12-21

  • Articles and reports: 12-001-X201700254895
    Description:

    This note by Graham Kalton presents a discussion of the paper “Sample survey theory and methods: Past, present, and future directions” where J.N.K. Rao and Wayne A. Fuller share their views regarding the developments in sample survey theory and methods covering the past 100 years.

    Release date: 2017-12-21

  • Articles and reports: 12-001-X201700254896
    Description:

    This note by Sharon L. Lohr presents a discussion of the paper “Sample survey theory and methods: Past, present, and future directions” where J.N.K. Rao and Wayne A. Fuller share their views regarding the developments in sample survey theory and methods covering the past 100 years.

    Release date: 2017-12-21

  • Articles and reports: 12-001-X201700254894
    Description:

    This note by Danny Pfeffermann presents a discussion of the paper “Sample survey theory and methods: Past, present, and future directions” where J.N.K. Rao and Wayne A. Fuller share their views regarding the developments in sample survey theory and methods covering the past 100 years.

    Release date: 2017-12-21

  • The Daily
    Description: Release published in The Daily – Statistics Canada’s official release bulletin
    Release date: 2017-10-11

  • Articles and reports: 11F0019M2017399
    Description:

    Canada is a trading nation that produces significant quantities of resource outputs. Consequently, the behaviour of resource prices that are important for Canada is germane to understanding the progress of real income growth and the prosperity of the country and the provinces. Demand and supply shocks or changes in monetary policy in international markets may exert significant influence on resource prices, and their fluctuations constitute an important avenue for the transmission of external shocks into the domestic economy. This paper develops historical estimates of the Bank of Canada commodity price index (BCPI) and links them to modern estimates. Using a collection of historical data sources, it estimates weights and prices sufficiently consistently to merit the construction of long-run estimates that may be linked to the modern Fisher BCPI.

    Release date: 2017-10-11

  • Articles and reports: 12-001-X201700114836
    Description:

    Web-push survey data collection that uses mail contact to request responses over the Internet, while withholding alternative answering modes until later in the implementation process, has developed rapidly over the past decade. This paper describes the reasons this innovative mixing of survey contact and response modes was needed, the primary ones being the declining effectiveness of voice telephone and slower than expected development of email/web only data collection methods. Historical and institutional barriers to mixing survey modes in this manner are also discussed. Essential research on the use of U.S. Postal address lists and the effects of aural and visual communication on survey measurement are then described followed by discussion of experimental efforts to create a viable web-push methodology as an alternative to voice telephone and mail response surveys. Multiple examples of current and anticipated web-push data collection uses are provided. This paper ends with a discussion of both the great promise and significant challenge presented by greater reliance on web-push survey methods.

    Release date: 2017-06-22

  • Articles and reports: 11-630-X2016007
    Description:

    This edition of Canadian Megatrends looks at the changes of the Canadian stay-at-home parents since 1976.

    Release date: 2016-09-28

  • Articles and reports: 11-630-X2016006
    Description:

    This edition of Canadian Megatrends looks at immigration to Canada since Canada's Confederation.

    Release date: 2016-06-29

  • Articles and reports: 11-630-X2016005
    Description:

    This edition of Canadian Megatrends looks at the rise of dual-earner family with children from 1976 to 2015.

    Release date: 2016-05-30

  • Articles and reports: 11-630-X2016004
    Description:

    This edition of Canadian Megatrends looks at changes in the production of honey from 1924 to 2014.

    Release date: 2016-04-27

  • Articles and reports: 11-630-X2016003
    Description:

    This edition of Canadian Megatrends looks at changes in the causes of death from 1950 to 2012.

    Release date: 2016-03-21

  • Articles and reports: 11-630-X2016002
    Description:

    In this edition of Canadian Megatrends, we look at the increase in life expectancy in Canada from 1920–1922 to 2009–2011.

    Release date: 2016-02-26

  • Articles and reports: 11-630-X2016001
    Description:

    This edition of Canadian Megatrends explores the evolution of English-French bilingualism in Canada from 1901 to 2011.

    Release date: 2016-01-28

  • Articles and reports: 11-630-X2015009
    Description:

    In this edition of Canadian Megatrends, we look at increased participation of women in the paid workforce since the 1950s.

    Release date: 2015-12-17

  • Articles and reports: 11-630-X2015008
    Description:

    In this edition of Canadian Megatrends, we look at at changes in household size from 1941 to 2011.

    Release date: 2015-11-23

  • Articles and reports: 11-630-X2015007
    Description:

    In this edition of Canadian Megatrends, we look at evolution of housing in Canada from 1957 to 2014.

    Release date: 2015-10-28

  • Articles and reports: 11-630-X2015006
    Description:

    This edition of Canadian Megatrends examines the proportion of employees paid at minimum wage as well as the average hourly earnings in Canada from 1975 to 2014.

    Release date: 2015-06-29

  • Articles and reports: 11-630-X2015005
    Description:

    This edition of Canadian Megatrends examines the decline in the unionization rates in Canada from 1981 to 2014.

    Release date: 2015-05-28

  • Articles and reports: 11-630-X2015004
    Description:

    This edition of Canadian Megatrends examines the decrease in the rural population in Canada from 1851 to 2011.

    Release date: 2015-04-20

  • Articles and reports: 11-630-X2015003
    Description:

    This edition of Canadian Megatrends examines the changes in pension coverage for men and women in the 20th century.

    Release date: 2015-03-24

  • Articles and reports: 11-630-X2015002
    Description:

    In the early decades of the 20th century, lone-parent families were relatively prevalent. The proportion of children who lived with a lone parent was nearly as high in 1931 as it was in 1981, though the circumstances of these families were often very different. This edition of Canadian Megatrends takes a look at long-term trends in children's living arrangements in Canada.

    Release date: 2015-02-24

  • Articles and reports: 11-630-X2015001
    Description:

    Police-reported crime rate decreased in 2013, continuing a longer-term downward trend in Canada. In this edition of Canadian Megatrends, we examine the decline of crime rates in Canada in the last 20 years.

    Release date: 2015-01-27

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  • Articles and reports: 11-629-X2018002
    Description:

    Celebrate Statistics Canada’s centennial by looking back on our journey with Canada.

    Release date: 2018-03-16

  • Articles and reports: 12-001-X201700254897
    Description:

    This note by Chris Skinner presents a discussion of the paper “Sample survey theory and methods: Past, present, and future directions” where J.N.K. Rao and Wayne A. Fuller share their views regarding the developments in sample survey theory and methods covering the past 100 years.

    Release date: 2017-12-21

  • Articles and reports: 12-001-X201700254888
    Description:

    We discuss developments in sample survey theory and methods covering the past 100 years. Neyman’s 1934 landmark paper laid the theoretical foundations for the probability sampling approach to inference from survey samples. Classical sampling books by Cochran, Deming, Hansen, Hurwitz and Madow, Sukhatme, and Yates, which appeared in the early 1950s, expanded and elaborated the theory of probability sampling, emphasizing unbiasedness, model free features, and designs that minimize variance for a fixed cost. During the period 1960-1970, theoretical foundations of inference from survey data received attention, with the model-dependent approach generating considerable discussion. Introduction of general purpose statistical software led to the use of such software with survey data, which led to the design of methods specifically for complex survey data. At the same time, weighting methods, such as regression estimation and calibration, became practical and design consistency replaced unbiasedness as the requirement for standard estimators. A bit later, computer-intensive resampling methods also became practical for large scale survey samples. Improved computer power led to more sophisticated imputation for missing data, use of more auxiliary data, some treatment of measurement errors in estimation, and more complex estimation procedures. A notable use of models was in the expanded use of small area estimation. Future directions in research and methods will be influenced by budgets, response rates, timeliness, improved data collection devices, and availability of auxiliary data, some of which will come from “Big Data”. Survey taking will be impacted by changing cultural behavior and by a changing physical-technical environment.

    Release date: 2017-12-21

  • Articles and reports: 12-001-X201700254895
    Description:

    This note by Graham Kalton presents a discussion of the paper “Sample survey theory and methods: Past, present, and future directions” where J.N.K. Rao and Wayne A. Fuller share their views regarding the developments in sample survey theory and methods covering the past 100 years.

    Release date: 2017-12-21

  • Articles and reports: 12-001-X201700254896
    Description:

    This note by Sharon L. Lohr presents a discussion of the paper “Sample survey theory and methods: Past, present, and future directions” where J.N.K. Rao and Wayne A. Fuller share their views regarding the developments in sample survey theory and methods covering the past 100 years.

    Release date: 2017-12-21

  • Articles and reports: 12-001-X201700254894
    Description:

    This note by Danny Pfeffermann presents a discussion of the paper “Sample survey theory and methods: Past, present, and future directions” where J.N.K. Rao and Wayne A. Fuller share their views regarding the developments in sample survey theory and methods covering the past 100 years.

    Release date: 2017-12-21

  • The Daily
    Description: Release published in The Daily – Statistics Canada’s official release bulletin
    Release date: 2017-10-11

  • Articles and reports: 11F0019M2017399
    Description:

    Canada is a trading nation that produces significant quantities of resource outputs. Consequently, the behaviour of resource prices that are important for Canada is germane to understanding the progress of real income growth and the prosperity of the country and the provinces. Demand and supply shocks or changes in monetary policy in international markets may exert significant influence on resource prices, and their fluctuations constitute an important avenue for the transmission of external shocks into the domestic economy. This paper develops historical estimates of the Bank of Canada commodity price index (BCPI) and links them to modern estimates. Using a collection of historical data sources, it estimates weights and prices sufficiently consistently to merit the construction of long-run estimates that may be linked to the modern Fisher BCPI.

    Release date: 2017-10-11

  • Articles and reports: 12-001-X201700114836
    Description:

    Web-push survey data collection that uses mail contact to request responses over the Internet, while withholding alternative answering modes until later in the implementation process, has developed rapidly over the past decade. This paper describes the reasons this innovative mixing of survey contact and response modes was needed, the primary ones being the declining effectiveness of voice telephone and slower than expected development of email/web only data collection methods. Historical and institutional barriers to mixing survey modes in this manner are also discussed. Essential research on the use of U.S. Postal address lists and the effects of aural and visual communication on survey measurement are then described followed by discussion of experimental efforts to create a viable web-push methodology as an alternative to voice telephone and mail response surveys. Multiple examples of current and anticipated web-push data collection uses are provided. This paper ends with a discussion of both the great promise and significant challenge presented by greater reliance on web-push survey methods.

    Release date: 2017-06-22

  • Articles and reports: 11-630-X2016007
    Description:

    This edition of Canadian Megatrends looks at the changes of the Canadian stay-at-home parents since 1976.

    Release date: 2016-09-28

  • Articles and reports: 11-630-X2016006
    Description:

    This edition of Canadian Megatrends looks at immigration to Canada since Canada's Confederation.

    Release date: 2016-06-29

  • Articles and reports: 11-630-X2016005
    Description:

    This edition of Canadian Megatrends looks at the rise of dual-earner family with children from 1976 to 2015.

    Release date: 2016-05-30

  • Articles and reports: 11-630-X2016004
    Description:

    This edition of Canadian Megatrends looks at changes in the production of honey from 1924 to 2014.

    Release date: 2016-04-27

  • Articles and reports: 11-630-X2016003
    Description:

    This edition of Canadian Megatrends looks at changes in the causes of death from 1950 to 2012.

    Release date: 2016-03-21

  • Articles and reports: 11-630-X2016002
    Description:

    In this edition of Canadian Megatrends, we look at the increase in life expectancy in Canada from 1920–1922 to 2009–2011.

    Release date: 2016-02-26

  • Articles and reports: 11-630-X2016001
    Description:

    This edition of Canadian Megatrends explores the evolution of English-French bilingualism in Canada from 1901 to 2011.

    Release date: 2016-01-28

  • Articles and reports: 11-630-X2015009
    Description:

    In this edition of Canadian Megatrends, we look at increased participation of women in the paid workforce since the 1950s.

    Release date: 2015-12-17

  • Articles and reports: 11-630-X2015008
    Description:

    In this edition of Canadian Megatrends, we look at at changes in household size from 1941 to 2011.

    Release date: 2015-11-23

  • Articles and reports: 11-630-X2015007
    Description:

    In this edition of Canadian Megatrends, we look at evolution of housing in Canada from 1957 to 2014.

    Release date: 2015-10-28

  • Articles and reports: 11-630-X2015006
    Description:

    This edition of Canadian Megatrends examines the proportion of employees paid at minimum wage as well as the average hourly earnings in Canada from 1975 to 2014.

    Release date: 2015-06-29

  • Articles and reports: 11-630-X2015005
    Description:

    This edition of Canadian Megatrends examines the decline in the unionization rates in Canada from 1981 to 2014.

    Release date: 2015-05-28

  • Articles and reports: 11-630-X2015004
    Description:

    This edition of Canadian Megatrends examines the decrease in the rural population in Canada from 1851 to 2011.

    Release date: 2015-04-20

  • Articles and reports: 11-630-X2015003
    Description:

    This edition of Canadian Megatrends examines the changes in pension coverage for men and women in the 20th century.

    Release date: 2015-03-24

  • Articles and reports: 11-630-X2015002
    Description:

    In the early decades of the 20th century, lone-parent families were relatively prevalent. The proportion of children who lived with a lone parent was nearly as high in 1931 as it was in 1981, though the circumstances of these families were often very different. This edition of Canadian Megatrends takes a look at long-term trends in children's living arrangements in Canada.

    Release date: 2015-02-24

  • Articles and reports: 11-630-X2015001
    Description:

    Police-reported crime rate decreased in 2013, continuing a longer-term downward trend in Canada. In this edition of Canadian Megatrends, we examine the decline of crime rates in Canada in the last 20 years.

    Release date: 2015-01-27

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