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Centre for the Study of Living Standards

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Works: 137 works in 252 publications in 1 language and 5,016 library holdings
Genres: Periodicals  Conference proceedings 
Classifications: HC115, 331.11
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International productivity monitor by Centre for the Study of Living Standards( file )
in English and held by 768 libraries worldwide
Forging business-labour partnerships : the emergence of sector councils in Canada ( file )
5 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 327 libraries worldwide
The recent emergence of joint business-labour sector councils represents a major innovation in Canadian industrial relations. The federal government and certain provincial governments have developed these councils as a key component of their human-resource development initiative. This collection brings together the views of economists, political scientists, and industrial-relations specialists on this important experiment.The authors suggest that, despite its innovative spirit, the sectoral initiative is fragile. Its future viability and wider diffusion depend on mutual trust and the long-term commitment of labour, management, and governments. Still, the consensus-building approach is seen as a remarkable achievement in Canada's adversarial institutional climate, with the potential to transform the nature and direction of Canadian labour-management relationships.In bringing together a wide range of views on sector councils, this book is a singular resource for all those interested in industrial relations, labour economics, and public policy
The review of economic performance and social progress, 2002 : towards a social understanding of productivity ( Book )
3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 171 libraries worldwide
Topics covered include productivity concepts and trends, government fiscal balances and environmental sustainability, social determination of productivity, demographics, human capital and social diversity, social policy, inequality and productivity
The state of economics in Canada : festschrift in honour of David Slater ( Book )
5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 141 libraries worldwide
New directions for intelligent government in Canada : papers in honour of Ian Stewart ( Book )
6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 106 libraries worldwide
"Ian Stewart was a major force in public policy research, analysis and advice in Ottawa from the mid-1960's to the early 1980's. In his work as a public servant Ian continually brought solid research and analysis to public policy issues, including the role of the state. As we deal with the many challenges ahead, we need more of this approach. This volume contains contributions from leading Canadian researchers and policy advisers that discuss - in the tradition of Ian Stewart - specific public policy issues and the role of an intelligent government in addressing them." --Back cover
Living standards domain of the Canadian index of wellbeing by Andrew Sharpe( Computer File )
4 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 72 libraries worldwide
Have the living standards of Canadians improved or deteriorated in recent years? An answer to this seemingly straightforward question is actually very difficult. This is because of the large number of possible indicators that could be chosen to track trends in living standards. This report, which represents the living standards domain of the Canadian Index of Wellbeing, provides a comprehensive overview of trends in a number of indicators of living standards over the 1981-2010 period in Canada
Human capital and productivity in British Columbia a productivity discussion paper by Alexander Murray( file )
4 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 67 libraries worldwide
"In most respects, British Columbia is performing extremely well in human capital development. The province's performance is above average according to the majority of the indicators we have analyzed. Relative to both the rest of Canada and other OECD countries, British Columbia is a leader in human capital development. However, there is room for improvement. We have identified four key areas in which improvements would be likely to contribute to productivity growth in British Columbia: the underutilization of the skills of recent immigrants; the poor educational outcomes of Aboriginal people; the below-average production of advanced human capital through graduate training; and the problem of high school non-completion."
Economic Security in Nova Scotia by Lars Osberg( file )
3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 67 libraries worldwide
The role of labour market information for adjustment international comparisons by Andrew Sharpe( file )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 63 libraries worldwide
Social partnerships for training : Canada's experiment with labour force development boards by Rodney Haddow( Book )
3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 52 libraries worldwide
Considers obstacles and opportunities associated with active labour market policies in Canada
Three policies to improve productivity growth in Canada by Andrew Sharpe( file )
6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 48 libraries worldwide
"This paper makes the case that productivity is Canada's economic destiny and that Canada's dismal productivity performance, both from a historical and international perspective, therefore represents our biggest economic challenge."
Indicators of innovation in Canadian natural resources industries by Andrew Sharpe( file )
3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 47 libraries worldwide
"The objective of this report is to develop a set of indicators of innovation in a number of natural resource industries in Canada and use these indicators to assess trends in innovation over time in Canadian natural resource industries and to compare the innovation performance of Canadian natural resource industries to that of the all-industries average in Canada and to that of natural resource industries in other countries"--Executive summary
The apprenticeship system in Canada trends and issues by Andrew Sharpe( file )
4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 47 libraries worldwide
"This report provides an overview of the trends and issues related to the apprenticeship system in Canada."--Abstract
The potential contribution of Aboriginal Canadians to labour force, employment, productivity, and output growth in Canada, 2001-2017 by Andrew Sharpe( file )
6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 46 libraries worldwide
"Investing in disadvantaged young people is one of the rare public policies with no equity-efficiency tradeoff. This report estimates the potential benefit for the Canadian economy of increasing the educational attainment level of Aboriginal Canadians."
Productivity : key to economic success by Centre for the Study of Living Standards( Book )
8 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 45 libraries worldwide
The objective of this report is to provide a comprehensive overview of knowledge in the productivity field for policy makers and the general public interested in economic issues. Section one provides an overview of the fundamentals of productivity, with basic data on productivity trends and a review of the definition and measurement of productivity. Section two examines the determinants of productivity growth, including such factors as the natural resource base, industrial structure and intersectoral shifts, capital accumulation, technological change, labour quality, and the macro- and micro-economic environments. Section three synthesizes several of the key debates in the productivity literature, examining the productivity or computer paradox, the relationship between employment and productivity, and the link between productivity and international competitiveness. Section four briefly looks at actions and policies to improve productivity, with particular reference to ways to increase physical investment, develop human capital, and foster technological progress. Appendices include discussion of frameworks for analyzing productivity growth, additional issues in the productivity literature, and statistical and conceptual issues in productivity measurement
Five deaths a day workplace fatalities in Canada, 1993-2005 by Andrew Sharpe( file )
5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 43 libraries worldwide
"According to data collected by the Association of Workers' Compensation Boards of Canada, 1,097 workplace fatalities were recorded in Canada in 2005, up from 758 in 1993. As Canadians work on average 230 days per year, this means that there were nearly five work-related deaths per work day in this country."
New estimates of the index of economic well-being for Canada and the provinces, 1981-2008 by Lars Osberg( file )
3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 42 libraries worldwide
The impact of interprovincial migration on aggregate output and labour productivity in Canada, 1987-2006 by Andrew Sharpe( file )
3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 41 libraries worldwide
The effect of increasing aboriginal education attainment on the labour force, output and the fiscal balance ( Computer File )
4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 40 libraries worldwide
Can measurement error explain the weakness of productivity growth in the Canadian construction industry? by Peter Harrison( file )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 39 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Centre d'étude de niveau de vie
Centre d'étude des niveaux de vie
Centre d'Etude des Niveaux de Vie Ottawa
Centre d'etude des niveaux de vis
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