Canadian Social Trends

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Summer 2011

The Summer 2011 print edition of Canadian Social Trends, released today, includes six articles previously released in the online edition.

"Working at home: An update" explores characteristics of people most likely to work at home and the various reasons behind their decision.

"Uptake of water- and energy-conservation devices in the home" looks at home and homeownership characteristics in relation to the use of conservation measures.

"Ethical consumption" examines the evolution of consumers' purchasing behaviour based on ethical criteria.

"The financial knowledge of Canadians" shows how personal financial knowledge is related to socio-demographic characteristics and other financial behaviours.

"Debt and family type in Canada" asks which types of families are experiencing high levels of debt.

"How does personal bankruptcy affect retirement plans?" identifies the retirement preparations of pre-retirees who have experienced bankruptcy.

The Summer 2011 print edition of Canadian Social Trends, no. 91 (11-008-X, PDF, free; print, $24/$39), is now available from the Key resource module of our website under Publications.

For more information, contact Client Services (613-951-5979;, Social and Aboriginal Statistics Division.