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  • Articles and reports: 11-008-X19980023922
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This article examines the relationship between attendance at religious services and overall well-being, health and marital behaviour, and the attitudes of Canadians toward children, marriage and family relationships.

    Release date: 1998-09-15

  • Articles and reports: 81-003-X19980013902
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    Education is an important determinant of one's position in society, affecting a person's participation in the community and likely success in the labour market. The inherited intellectual capital of the family - forged over the years by generations of family members' achievements at school and work - often plays a large role in a child's educational achievement. It can contribute indirectly by paving the way for a higher level of educational attainment. This article assesses the role of inherited intellectual capital in children's acquisition of postsecondary education.

    Release date: 1998-08-12

  • Journals and periodicals: 89-566-X
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This report, based on results from the National Longitudinal Survey of Children and Youth (NLSCY), focuses on changes in the family environment, specifically, common-law unions, custody arrangements and financial issues. The NLSCY is a comprehensive survey which will follow the development of children in Canada and paint a picture of their lives.

    Release date: 1998-08-11

  • Articles and reports: 75-001-X19980023826
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This study examines changes in the income of separated persons with no children under 18 at home at the time of the breakup. It also compares their sources of income before and after separation. This complements a previous study profiling couples who had children at home when they separated.

    Release date: 1998-06-25

  • 185. Stay-at-home dads Archived
    Articles and reports: 75-001-X19980013593
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    Who are the "stay-at-home dads"? Are their numbers rising? This article examines the characteristics of these fathers in single-earner husband-wife families. An overview of recent changes in family structure, use of parental leave, and time use among single-earner families puts the analysis in context.

    Release date: 1998-03-25

  • Articles and reports: 82-003-X19970033453
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This article examines the marital status of women who obtained abortions between 1974 and 1994, with particular attention to those who were married or in common-law relationships.

    Release date: 1998-01-15

  • Articles and reports: 75F0002M1996011
    Description:

    This paper looks at the family data from the Survey of Labour and Income Dynamics (SLID). It also provides an explanation of the approach used in the SLID to convey changes in the family as well as examples to indicate how family data can be analysed longitudinally.

    Release date: 1997-12-31

  • 188. Divorce in the 1990's Archived
    Articles and reports: 82-003-X19970023242
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This article presents divorce statistics from 1970 through 1995 and focuses on divorce rates in the 1990s.

    Release date: 1997-10-07

  • Articles and reports: 75-001-X19970023073
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This article, which is based on a study recently released by Statistics Canada, looks at married persons who became separated between 1987 and 1993 and who had children before the breakup. It tracks changes in family composition and after-tax income and looks at the relative situation of payers and recipients of support payments.

    Release date: 1997-06-11

  • Articles and reports: 91-209-X19960004869
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This report, using data on common-law unions from the censuses and the most recent General Social Surveys, presents an update of our knowledge on the number and characteristics of people who choose to live in common-law unions. As a report, it remains incomplete, and represents but a few more pages in a continuing story.

    Release date: 1997-03-25
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  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 3901
    Description: The census provides a detailed statistical portrait of Canada and its people by their demographic, social and economic characteristics. This information is important for communities and is vital for planning services such as child care, schooling, family services, and skills training for employment.

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 4107
    Description: The Longitudinal Administrative Databank (LAD) is a longitudinal file designed as a research tool on income and demographics.

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 4501
    Description: The two primary objectives of the General Social Survey (GSS) are: to gather data on social trends in order to monitor changes in the living conditions and well-being of Canadians over time; and to provide information on specific social policy issues of current or emerging interest.

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 5144
    Description: The Longitudinal and International Study of Adults collects information from people across Canada about their jobs, education, health and family. The study is also interested in how changes in these areas have affected people's lives. This survey aims to help improve education, employment, training and social services in Canada.

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