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Statistics Canada Analytical Studies Branch

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Works: 1,021 works in 2,719 publications in 2 languages and 29,965 library holdings
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Classifications: LC3747.C2, 331.2
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Participation in adult schooling and its earnings impact in Canada by Xuelin Zhang( Book )
6 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 67 libraries worldwide
More adult Canadians are returning to school for additional education, a trend closely related to technological changs that create new jobs, destroy old ones, and render some knowledge and skills obsolete. For workers who apply for jobs requiring new knowledge and skills, going back to school is an option. This study looks at adult schooling, or those educational activities undertaken by individuals who have left school and been working for some time before returning. It focuses on formal adult schooling in an educational institution such as community college, institute of applied arts and technology, CEGEP (in Quebec), or university. Drawing upon data from Statistics Canada's Survey of Labour and Income Dynamics (SLID), it asks who participates in adult schooling, who benefits, and by how much
Group differences in educational attainment among the children of immigrants by Teresa Abada( Book )
5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 57 libraries worldwide
This study examines the group differences in university educational attainment among the children of immigrants. It also examines the extent to which parental human capital and group level economic resources for these groups account for differences in university completion rates. Data for this study came from the 2002 Statistics Canada Ethnic Diversity Survey (EDS), which focused on a sub-sample of about 3,300 young adults aged from 25 to 34 who were either Canadian-born children of at least one immigrant parent or who immigrated to Canada at age 12 or younger.--Document
Internal migration of immigrants : do immigrants respond to regional labour demand shocks? by Yuri Ostrovsky( Book )
7 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 53 libraries worldwide
This study examines how immigrant migration to Alberta is impacted by strong labour demands. Using a dataset that combines administrative and immigrant records, the report compares the response to the strong labour demand in Alberta of relatively recent immigrants with that of the comparison group, which consists largely of the Canadian-born population. Second, the report investigates the impact of different factors on the immigrants' decision to move to Alberta.--Includes text from document
The returns to schooling on academic performance : evidence from large samples around school entry cut-off dates by Marc Frenette( Book )
5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 52 libraries worldwide
The objectives of this study are twofold. The first is to assess the extent to which academic performance improves with an additional year of schooling. In particular, which areas improve the most: reading, mathematics, or science? The second is to determine whether an additional year of schooling confers the same academic benefits onto different groups of students. Specifically, do girls and boys benefit equally from more schooling? What about youth from higher and lower income families? The answers to these questions are particularly important, since large gaps in academic performance have been identified by sex and parental income. Moreover, the gaps in academic performance have been linked to large gaps in university attendance.--Includes text from document
Intergenerational education mobility among the children of Canadian immigrants by Abdurrahman Aydemir( Book )
7 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 51 libraries worldwide
The objective of this research is to focus on the education outcomes of the children of immigrants. The authors ask three questions. First, what is the degree of intergenerational education mobility, and is it different among immigrants and their children? Second, what factors are most tightly related to the schooling outcomes of second generation Canadians, parental earnings or parental education? And third, has the strength of the tie between the education of immigrant parents and their Canadian-born children changed over time? They answer these questions by employing the regression to the mean model to measure mobility in education across the generations.--Document
Why are most university students women? : evidence based on academic performance, study habits and parental influences by Marc Frenette( Book )
5 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 50 libraries worldwide
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
Immigrant characteristics, the IT bust, and their effect on entry earnings of immigrants by W. G Picot( Book )
6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 50 libraries worldwide
This paper focuses on the earnings at entry to Canada of successive cohorts of entering immigrants over the 1990s and early 2000s. It asks if the changing characteristics of immigrants contributed positively to improving economic outcomes for immigrants observed during the late 1990s. The paper also asks what role the information technology (IT) downturn during the early 2000s played in the renewed deterioration in economic outcomes for immigrants during that period. It is divided into 8 sections that cover: a literature review of the declining entry earnings of immigrants to Canada; data sources and demographic variables; the changing characteristics of entering immigrants; entry earning trends over the 1991-to 2004 period; the effect of changing characteristics on rising entry earnings during the 1990s; and a commentary on why entry-level earning deteriorated from 2000 to 2004.--Includes text from document
Chronic low income and low-income dynamics among recent immigrants by W. G Picot( Book )
4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 49 libraries worldwide
"This paper addresses three issues related to the economic welfare of immigrants. First, in the face of rapidly rising immigrant educational attainment and an increasing share of immigrants in the skilled economic class, did family economic welfare outcomes (as measured by the low-income rate) among entering immigrants improve after 2000, when macro-economic conditions were much more favorable than in the early 1990s? Second, did the probability of entering and exiting low income change significantly between 1993 and 2003 as a result of the rising educational attainment and the shift to "skilled economic class" of entering immigrants? Third, how common was chronic low income among entering immigrant cohorts? Did this change over the 1990s, and if so, how? And among which types of immigrants was chronic low income concentrated?"--Publisher's website
Has higher education among young women substantially reduced the gender gap in employment and earnings? by Marc Frenette( Book )
10 editions published in 2007 in French and English and held by 47 libraries worldwide
"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."--Document
Life after the high-tech downturn : permanent layoffs and earnings losses of displaced workers by Marc Frenette( Book )
5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 47 libraries worldwide
The high-tech sector was a major driving force behind the Canadian economic recovery of the late 1990s. It is well known that the tide began to turn quite suddenly in 2001 when sector-wide employment and earnings halted this upward trend, despite continued gains in the rest of the economy. As informative as employment and earnings statistics may be, they do not paint a complete picture of the severity of the high-tech downturn. A decline in employment may result from reduced hiring and natural attrition, as opposed to layoffs, while a decline in earnings among high-tech workers says little about the fortunes of laid-off workers who did not regain employment in the high-tech sector. This study uses a unique administrative data source to address both of these gaps in our knowledge of the high-tech downturn. Specifically, the study explores permanent layoffs in the high-tech sector, as well as earnings losses of laid-off high-tech workers.--Document
How do families and unattached individuals respond to layoffs? : evidence from Canada by R Morissette( Book )
5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 46 libraries worldwide
Using data from a large Canadian longitudinal dataset, the authors examine whether earnings of wives and teenagers increase in response to layoffs experienced by husbands. They also contrast the long-term earnings losses experienced by husbands and unattached males
Career goals in high school : do students know what it takes to reach them, and does it matter? by Marc Frenette( Book )
7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 43 libraries worldwide
For this study, the Youth in Transition Survey (YITS), Cohort A is used to compare high school students' perceptions of the level of education they will require for the job they intend to hold at age 30, with the level required according to professional job analysts at Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC). Given the structure of the HRSDC rating, the focus is on students intending to work in a job that according to HRSD requires a university degree. The correlation between the knowledge of educational requirements and future university enrolment is then examined. The current study contributes to an understanding of information constraints by assessing the extent to which students are aware of the educational requirement for their intended career, and its relationship with future outcomes.--Document
Offshoring and employment in Canada : some basic facts by R Morissette( Book )
5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 42 libraries worldwide
This study assembles a wide variety of data sets in an attempt to produce a set of stylized facts regarding offshoring and the evolution of Canadian employment in recent years.--Document
Income instability of lone parents, singles and two-parent families in Canada, 1984 to 2004 by R Morissette( Book )
4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 42 libraries worldwide
"This paper examines income instability of lone parents, singles and two-parent families in Canada in the past two decades using tax data."--Document
The changing role of education in the marriage market : assortative marriage in Canada and the United States since the 1970s by Feng Hou( Book )
3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 40 libraries worldwide
This paper aims to answer three questions. First, what is the overall trend in the relative rate of educational marital homogamy in Canada and the United States over the three decades from the beginning of the 1970s to the turn of the century? Second, are the highly educated more likely now than in the past to marry within their own education level or to marry down, and are the less educated more likely than in the past to marry within their own educational class or to marry up? Third, do women and men experience different trends in educational homogamy given that the rapid increase in women's educational attainment relative to men's implies declining opportunities for women to marry better-educated men but rising opportunities for men to marry more-educated women?--Document
Income and the outcomes of children by Shelley A Phipps( Book )
5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 40 libraries worldwide
This research paper examines whether various measures of family income are associated with the cognitive, social/emotional, physical and behavioural development of children. Data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Children and Youth were used to assess a range of measures of well-being among children aged 4-15 in 1998, whose family composition remained unchanged between 1994 and 1998. In order to understand how income levels and/or income changes may affect children at different stages of development, regression equations are estimated using alternative income concepts and hypothesized functional forms
Income inequality and redistribution in Canada, 1976 to 2004 by Andrew Heisz( Book )
4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 38 libraries worldwide
Using data from the 1976-to-1997 Survey of Consumer Finances and the 1993-to-2004 Survey of Labour and Income Dynamics, this document examines developments in family income inequality, income polarization, relative low income, and income redistribution through the tax-transfer system.--Document
The post-childbirth employment of Canadian mothers and the earnings trajectories of their continuously employed counterparts, 1983 to 2004 by Xuelin Zhang( Book )
6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 37 libraries worldwide
Using the 1983-to-2004 Longitudinal Worker File, this study examines the post-childbirth employment, job mobility and earnings trajectories of Canadian mothers. It also analyzes the earnings trajectories of continuously employed Canadian women for this period.--Document
Product market competition and agency costs by Jennifer Jane Baggs( Book )
5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 36 libraries worldwide
"Economists have long held the belief that competition improves efficiency. One of the mechanisms suggested is that product market competition alleviates agency costs, which in turn many enable firms to induce higher effort and greater efficiency from their managers. In this way, competition mitigates what Leibenstein (1966) called 'X-inefficiencies.' Despite growing interest, an unambiguous theoretical formulation for this 'vague suspicion' has proved difficult to obtain. In this paper we examine the impact of competition on efficiency both theoretically and empirically. The main theoretical contribution of this paper is to show that product market competition can have a direct, and ambiguously positive effect on managerial incentives."--Unedited text from document
Pension coverage, retirement status, and earnings replacement rates among a cohort of Canadian seniors by Yuri Ostrovsky( Book )
7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 35 libraries worldwide
This paper compares the retirement transitions and income characteristics of seniors who were, and seniors who were not, pension plan members earlier in life. The Longitudinal Administrative Data (LAD) base is used to identify employed Canadians who were and who were not pension plan members in 1991and/or 1992, when they were in their mid-fifties. These same individuals are identified twelve to fifteen years later, when in their late sixties and early seventies. Amounts and sources of income received, retirement status, and earnings replacement rates are compared between groups. The paper provides data and methodology used, both descriptive and multivariate results, and finally, conclusions and implications of the study. Tables are divided up by gender and annual income earnings, as well as annual market income and total income.--Includes text from document
 
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Analytical Studies Branch Canada
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