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  • Journals and periodicals: 12-206-X
    Description:

    This report summarizes the achievements program sponsored by the three methodology divisions of Statistics Canada. This program covers research and development activities in statistical methods with potentially broad application in the Agency's survey programs, which would not otherwise have been carried out during the provision of methodology services to those survey programs. They also include tasks that provided client support in the application of past successful developments in order to promote the utilization of the results of research and development work.

    Release date: 2018-10-22

  • Articles and reports: 12-001-X201800154927
    Description:

    Benchmarking monthly or quarterly series to annual data is a common practice in many National Statistical Institutes. The benchmarking problem arises when time series data for the same target variable are measured at different frequencies and there is a need to remove discrepancies between the sums of the sub-annual values and their annual benchmarks. Several benchmarking methods are available in the literature. The Growth Rates Preservation (GRP) benchmarking procedure is often considered the best method. It is often claimed that this procedure is grounded on an ideal movement preservation principle. However, we show that there are important drawbacks to GRP, relevant for practical applications, that are unknown in the literature. Alternative benchmarking models will be considered that do not suffer from some of GRP’s side effects.

    Release date: 2018-06-21

  • Articles and reports: 11-626-X2016063
    Description:

    This Economic Insights article highlights notable changes in the pace and composition of industrial research and development (R&D) spending in Canada during the 2000-to-2013 period. The analysis is based on historical time series data that conclude with the publication of estimates for reference year 2013. New data on industrial R&D will be released in the coming months. These new survey results begin with estimates for reference year 2014 and reflect conceptual and methodological changes designed to enhance the scope and relevance of the program. Following the introduction of these changes, a study on the break in the time series will be conducted later in 2017. his article highlights trends in industrial R&D spending in advance of the upcoming release of the new data. The analysis underscores the extent to which support for higher R&D spending in more recent years has come from resource-based companies.

    Release date: 2017-02-15

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 13-606-G201600114622
    Description:

    An explanation of the national accounts price-quantity decomposition using Laspeyres, Paasche and Fisher indexes.

    Release date: 2016-11-30

  • Articles and reports: 13-604-M2015077
    Description:

    This new dataset increases the information available for comparing the performance of provinces and territories across a range of measures. It combines often fragmented provincial time series data that, as such, are of limited utility for examining the evolution of provincial economies over extended periods. More advanced statistical methods, and models with greater breadth and depth, are difficult to apply to existing fragmented Canadian data. The longitudinal nature of the new provincial dataset remedies this shortcoming. This report explains the construction of the latest vintage of the dataset. The dataset contains the most up-to-date information available.

    Release date: 2015-02-12

  • Articles and reports: 75F0002M2014002
    Description:

    Statistics that depict the movements in the bottom end of the income distribution, such as the proportion of low-income persons exiting low income from one year to the next, provide important information for developing policy on poverty and income inequality. Since the mid 1990s, these statistics have been generated using data from the Survey of Labour and Income Dynamics (SLID). The longitudinal component of the SLID was discontinued in 2010. This paper examines new and alternative time series on low income dynamics that can be created using the Longitudinal Administrative Databank (LAD).

    Release date: 2014-12-19

  • Articles and reports: 16-002-X201100311547
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This article describes annual and seasonal time series of precipitation over a 62 year period and is the third in an ongoing series of short analytical articles featuring climate related data. This and future articles in the series are the product of ongoing collaboration among Statistics Canada, Environment Canada and Natural Resources Canada.

    Release date: 2011-09-20

  • Articles and reports: 85-002-X201100111495
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This Juristat article analyses residential facilities in Canada that offered shelter to abused women in 2010. It presents information on the different types of facilities, the number of annual admissions, the reasons that women seek shelter and the variety of services offered to clients. In addition, this article examines the use of shelters that offer culturally sensitive services to Aboriginal people, living both on and off reserves. The data for this article was collected by the 2010 Transition Home Survey (THS), a census of residential facilities for female victims of abuse conducted by the Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics as part of the federal government's Family Violence Initiative. Annual admissions and expenditures information pertain to a 12-month period over 2009/2010, while other admissions and client characteristics are based on a one-day "snapshot" date of April 15, 2010. Comparisons using time-series data from the THS Trend File are also included. The THS Trend File contains only those facilities that have participated in each cycle of the survey since the 2002 survey cycle.

    Release date: 2011-06-27

  • Journals and periodicals: 82-584-X
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This report is part of a larger study: the Canadian Forces Cancer and Mortality Study (CF CAMS). It examines causes of death in a cohort of individuals with a history of military service in Canada's Regular Force between 1972 and 2006. Separate analyses were carried out for the entire CF CAMS cohort and for those who were released from the Canadian Forces between 1972 and 2006.

    Release date: 2011-05-31

  • Articles and reports: 16-002-X201100111418
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This article describes annual and seasonal time series of temperature departures from normal over a 62 year period and is the second in an ongoing series of short analytical articles featuring climate related data. This and future articles in the series are the product of ongoing collaboration among Statistics Canada, Environment Canada and Natural Resources Canada.

    Release date: 2011-03-23
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  • Journals and periodicals: 12-206-X
    Description:

    This report summarizes the achievements program sponsored by the three methodology divisions of Statistics Canada. This program covers research and development activities in statistical methods with potentially broad application in the Agency's survey programs, which would not otherwise have been carried out during the provision of methodology services to those survey programs. They also include tasks that provided client support in the application of past successful developments in order to promote the utilization of the results of research and development work.

    Release date: 2018-10-22

  • Articles and reports: 12-001-X201800154927
    Description:

    Benchmarking monthly or quarterly series to annual data is a common practice in many National Statistical Institutes. The benchmarking problem arises when time series data for the same target variable are measured at different frequencies and there is a need to remove discrepancies between the sums of the sub-annual values and their annual benchmarks. Several benchmarking methods are available in the literature. The Growth Rates Preservation (GRP) benchmarking procedure is often considered the best method. It is often claimed that this procedure is grounded on an ideal movement preservation principle. However, we show that there are important drawbacks to GRP, relevant for practical applications, that are unknown in the literature. Alternative benchmarking models will be considered that do not suffer from some of GRP’s side effects.

    Release date: 2018-06-21

  • Articles and reports: 11-626-X2016063
    Description:

    This Economic Insights article highlights notable changes in the pace and composition of industrial research and development (R&D) spending in Canada during the 2000-to-2013 period. The analysis is based on historical time series data that conclude with the publication of estimates for reference year 2013. New data on industrial R&D will be released in the coming months. These new survey results begin with estimates for reference year 2014 and reflect conceptual and methodological changes designed to enhance the scope and relevance of the program. Following the introduction of these changes, a study on the break in the time series will be conducted later in 2017. his article highlights trends in industrial R&D spending in advance of the upcoming release of the new data. The analysis underscores the extent to which support for higher R&D spending in more recent years has come from resource-based companies.

    Release date: 2017-02-15

  • Articles and reports: 13-604-M2015077
    Description:

    This new dataset increases the information available for comparing the performance of provinces and territories across a range of measures. It combines often fragmented provincial time series data that, as such, are of limited utility for examining the evolution of provincial economies over extended periods. More advanced statistical methods, and models with greater breadth and depth, are difficult to apply to existing fragmented Canadian data. The longitudinal nature of the new provincial dataset remedies this shortcoming. This report explains the construction of the latest vintage of the dataset. The dataset contains the most up-to-date information available.

    Release date: 2015-02-12

  • Articles and reports: 75F0002M2014002
    Description:

    Statistics that depict the movements in the bottom end of the income distribution, such as the proportion of low-income persons exiting low income from one year to the next, provide important information for developing policy on poverty and income inequality. Since the mid 1990s, these statistics have been generated using data from the Survey of Labour and Income Dynamics (SLID). The longitudinal component of the SLID was discontinued in 2010. This paper examines new and alternative time series on low income dynamics that can be created using the Longitudinal Administrative Databank (LAD).

    Release date: 2014-12-19

  • Articles and reports: 16-002-X201100311547
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This article describes annual and seasonal time series of precipitation over a 62 year period and is the third in an ongoing series of short analytical articles featuring climate related data. This and future articles in the series are the product of ongoing collaboration among Statistics Canada, Environment Canada and Natural Resources Canada.

    Release date: 2011-09-20

  • Articles and reports: 85-002-X201100111495
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This Juristat article analyses residential facilities in Canada that offered shelter to abused women in 2010. It presents information on the different types of facilities, the number of annual admissions, the reasons that women seek shelter and the variety of services offered to clients. In addition, this article examines the use of shelters that offer culturally sensitive services to Aboriginal people, living both on and off reserves. The data for this article was collected by the 2010 Transition Home Survey (THS), a census of residential facilities for female victims of abuse conducted by the Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics as part of the federal government's Family Violence Initiative. Annual admissions and expenditures information pertain to a 12-month period over 2009/2010, while other admissions and client characteristics are based on a one-day "snapshot" date of April 15, 2010. Comparisons using time-series data from the THS Trend File are also included. The THS Trend File contains only those facilities that have participated in each cycle of the survey since the 2002 survey cycle.

    Release date: 2011-06-27

  • Journals and periodicals: 82-584-X
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This report is part of a larger study: the Canadian Forces Cancer and Mortality Study (CF CAMS). It examines causes of death in a cohort of individuals with a history of military service in Canada's Regular Force between 1972 and 2006. Separate analyses were carried out for the entire CF CAMS cohort and for those who were released from the Canadian Forces between 1972 and 2006.

    Release date: 2011-05-31

  • Articles and reports: 16-002-X201100111418
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This article describes annual and seasonal time series of temperature departures from normal over a 62 year period and is the second in an ongoing series of short analytical articles featuring climate related data. This and future articles in the series are the product of ongoing collaboration among Statistics Canada, Environment Canada and Natural Resources Canada.

    Release date: 2011-03-23

  • Articles and reports: 11F0027M2007047
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This paper examines the effect of aberrant observations in the Capital, Labour, Energy, Materials and Services (KLEMS) database and a method for dealing with them. The level of disaggregation, data construction and economic shocks all potentially lead to aberrant observations that can influence estimates and inference if care is not exercised. Commonly applied pre-tests, such as the augmented Dickey-Fuller and the Kwaitkowski, Phillips, Schmidt and Shin tests, need to be used with caution in this environment because they are sensitive to unusual data points. Moreover, widely known methods for generating statistical estimates, such as Ordinary Least Squares, may not work well when confronted with aberrant observations. To address this, a robust method for estimating statistical relationships is illustrated.

    Release date: 2007-12-05
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  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 13-606-G201600114622
    Description:

    An explanation of the national accounts price-quantity decomposition using Laspeyres, Paasche and Fisher indexes.

    Release date: 2016-11-30

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 12-001-X200900110885
    Description:

    Peaks in the spectrum of a stationary process are indicative of the presence of stochastic periodic phenomena, such as a stochastic seasonal effect. This work proposes to measure and test for the presence of such spectral peaks via assessing their aggregate slope and convexity. Our method is developed nonparametrically, and thus may be useful during a preliminary analysis of a series. The technique is also useful for detecting the presence of residual seasonality in seasonally adjusted data. The diagnostic is investigated through simulation and an extensive case study using data from the U.S. Census Bureau and the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

    Release date: 2009-06-22

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 11-533-X
    Description:

    This guide has been created especially for users needing a step-by-step review on how to find, read and use data, with quick tips on locating information on the Statistics Canada website. Originally published in paper format in the 1980s, revised as part of the 1994 Statistics Canada Catalogue, and then transformed into an electronic version, this guide is continually being updated to maintain its currency and usefulness.

    Release date: 2007-11-19
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