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  • Articles and reports: 82-003-X201401214127
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    With data on healthy life expectancy form the Global Burden of Diseases Study 2010, this article analyses the relationship between length of life and health among men and women in 45 more-developed countries.

    Release date: 2014-12-17

  • Articles and reports: 82-003-X201400814044
    Description:

    This study develops a measure of population health that combines years of life lost to death with a continuous measure of quality of life for years lived.

    Release date: 2014-08-20

  • Articles and reports: 11F0019M2014357
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    An emerging area of subjective well-being (SWB) research is centered on the differences in the levels of SWB both across countries and among geographic regions within a country. The consideration of geographic differences would extend our knowledge about the determinants of SWB from "internal" factors of personality traits and individuals' socio-demographic characteristics to "external factors" embedded in individuals' environments. An issue with important theoretical and policy implications is whether the income of others in the same geographic area is associated with individuals' SWB. The association could be positive if people benefit from the improved resources, amenities, and social capital in high-income areas. The association could also be negative if people tend to emulate the lifestyles of their more affluent neighbours. Related empirical studies so far have not come to a consensus on this question.

    The present study attempts to contribute to this issue in two significant ways. First, this study examines whether the effect of the average income in a geographic area (locality income) on SWB is sensitive to the scale of geographic units. With a very large sample of survey respondents nested within three hierarchical levels of geographic areas, this study provides reliable estimates of the association of SWB with average incomes in immediate neighbourhoods (defined as "census dissemination areas"), local communities ("census tracts"), and municipalities ("census subdivisions"). Second, this study examines how the choice of control variables influences the estimated effect of locality income. By considering the effects of individual demographic and socioeconomic characteristics, self-evaluated general health, and area-level attributes in a sequential manner, it is possible to discuss the likely mechanisms through which locality income is related to individuals' SWB.

    Release date: 2014-02-20

  • Articles and reports: 82-003-X201400211903
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    Based on data from the Canadian Cancer Registry, this study examines the impact of using historical rather than current life tables to estimate expected survival in calculations of relative survival ratios. Results are presented by sex, age group, and survival duration.

    Release date: 2014-02-19
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  • Articles and reports: 82-003-X201401214127
    Description:

    With data on healthy life expectancy form the Global Burden of Diseases Study 2010, this article analyses the relationship between length of life and health among men and women in 45 more-developed countries.

    Release date: 2014-12-17

  • Articles and reports: 82-003-X201400814044
    Description:

    This study develops a measure of population health that combines years of life lost to death with a continuous measure of quality of life for years lived.

    Release date: 2014-08-20

  • Articles and reports: 11F0019M2014357
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    An emerging area of subjective well-being (SWB) research is centered on the differences in the levels of SWB both across countries and among geographic regions within a country. The consideration of geographic differences would extend our knowledge about the determinants of SWB from "internal" factors of personality traits and individuals' socio-demographic characteristics to "external factors" embedded in individuals' environments. An issue with important theoretical and policy implications is whether the income of others in the same geographic area is associated with individuals' SWB. The association could be positive if people benefit from the improved resources, amenities, and social capital in high-income areas. The association could also be negative if people tend to emulate the lifestyles of their more affluent neighbours. Related empirical studies so far have not come to a consensus on this question.

    The present study attempts to contribute to this issue in two significant ways. First, this study examines whether the effect of the average income in a geographic area (locality income) on SWB is sensitive to the scale of geographic units. With a very large sample of survey respondents nested within three hierarchical levels of geographic areas, this study provides reliable estimates of the association of SWB with average incomes in immediate neighbourhoods (defined as "census dissemination areas"), local communities ("census tracts"), and municipalities ("census subdivisions"). Second, this study examines how the choice of control variables influences the estimated effect of locality income. By considering the effects of individual demographic and socioeconomic characteristics, self-evaluated general health, and area-level attributes in a sequential manner, it is possible to discuss the likely mechanisms through which locality income is related to individuals' SWB.

    Release date: 2014-02-20

  • Articles and reports: 82-003-X201400211903
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    Based on data from the Canadian Cancer Registry, this study examines the impact of using historical rather than current life tables to estimate expected survival in calculations of relative survival ratios. Results are presented by sex, age group, and survival duration.

    Release date: 2014-02-19
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