Statistics Canada's Survey of Financial Security: Update - ARCHIVED

Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 13F0026M1999006


Although income and expenditure data provide an indication of current consumption and ability to purchase goods and services, they provide little information on the long-term ability of families to sustain themselves. The results of this survey will provide information on the net worth (wealth) of Canadian families, that is, the value of their assets less their debts.

This paper examines the objectives of the survey, how the survey has changed since 1984, the types of questions being asked and information that will be provided, as well as other survey background. An accompanying table outlines the content of the questionnaire. The intent of this paper is to describe the work done to date and the next steps for this important subject.

Issue Number: 1999006
Author(s): Maser, Karen; Pineau-Crysdale, Johanne
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PDFSeptember 27, 1999