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  • Articles and reports: 11-626-X2012015
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This Economic Insights article presents new income data on Canadian households from the revised Canadian System of National Accounts (CSNA12). It is one of a series of Economic Insights articles designed to emphasize key aspects of the new national accounts data and their utility for analyses of the Canadian economy.

    The Canadian System of National Accounts had for many years combined the incomes and expenditures of non-profit institutions and certain other institutions with those of households. Over the years, this has led users to ask whether the economic picture of Canadian households would be similar if the data on non-profit institutions were no longer combined with the household data. One of the important changes with the current revisions is that data based on a "pure" measure of the household sector are now available.

    The new data, which provide more detail on the transactions of households with other sectors of the economy, tell fundamentally the same story as to the evolution and composition of household incomes and expenditures.

    Release date: 2012-10-01

  • Articles and reports: 89-552-M2007018
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This study examines the distribution of literacy skills in the Canadian economy and the ways in which they are generated. In large part, the generation of literacy skills has to do with formal schooling and parental inputs into their children's education. The nature of literacy generation in the years after individuals have left formal schooling and are in the labour market is also investigated. Once the core facts about literacy in the economy have been established, the study turns to examining the impact of increased literacy on individual earnings. Both the causal impact of literacy on earnings and the joint distribution of literacy and income are explored. The authors argue that the latter provides a more complete measure of how well an individual is able to function in society.

    The study focuses mainly on data from the Canadian component of the 2003 International Adult Literacy and Skills Survey (IALSS), composed of a sample of over 22,000 respondents. The Canadian component of the 1994 International Adult Literacy Survey (IALS) is also used in order to obtain a more complete picture of how literacy changes with age and across birth cohorts.

    Release date: 2007-11-30

  • Articles and reports: 75-001-X200411113131
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This article takes a brief look at family incomes in 2002 and changes since 1980.

    Release date: 2004-12-20

  • Articles and reports: 11F0019M2004219
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This study investigates trends in family income inequality in the 1980s and 1990s, with particular attention paid to the recovery period of the 1990s.

    Release date: 2004-12-16

  • Articles and reports: 75-001-X200410513120
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This paper compares the economic well-being of recent widows in four OECD countries (Canada, the United States, Great Britain and Germany) during the 1990s.

    Release date: 2004-06-14

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 11F0019M2003207
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    The estimation of intergenerational earnings mobility is rife with measurement problems since the research does not observe permanent, lifetime earnings. Nearly all studies make corrections for mean variation in earnings because of the age differences among respondents. Recent works employ average earnings or instrumental variable methods to address the effects of measurement error as a result of transitory earnings shocks and mis-reporting. However, empirical studies of intergenerational mobility have paid no attention to the changes in earnings variance across the life cycle suggested by economic models of human capital investment.

    Using information from the Intergenerational Income Data from Canada and the National Longitudinal Survey and Panel Study of Income Dynamics from the United States, this study finds a strong association between age at observation and estimated earnings persistence. Part of this age-dependence is related to a general increase in transitory earnings variance during the collection of data. An independent effect of life cycle investment is also identified. These findings are then applied to the variation among intergenerational earnings persistence studies. Among studies with similar methodologies, one-third of the variance in published estimates of earnings persistence is attributable to cross-study differences in the age of responding fathers. Finally, these results call into question tests for the importance of credit constraints based on measures of earnings at different points in the life cycle.

    Release date: 2003-08-05

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 75F0002M2003003
    Description:

    This user's guide provides a detailed description of the CD-ROM Income Trends in Canada (Catalogue no. 13F0022XCB). It also provides a glossary and a description of the major concepts, as well as an overview of the data source, the Survey of Labour and Income Dynamics (SLID).

    Release date: 2003-06-25

  • Articles and reports: 75-001-X200310113083
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This article takes a brief look at family incomes in 2000 and changes that have occurred since 1980.

    Release date: 2003-03-24

  • Articles and reports: 75-001-X20010115981
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    A brief look at family incomes in 1999 and changes since 1990.

    Release date: 2001-12-12

  • Articles and reports: 75-001-X200110413055
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    A brief look at family incomes in 1999 and changes since 1990.

    Release date: 2001-12-12
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  • Table: 68-513-X19970013564
    Description:

    Canada's workers' compensation systems are financed through a payroll tax with the cost initially falling on employers. The rates that employers pay are supposed to reflect the costs of current and future medical and vocational rehabilitation, and financial compensation associated with workplace injuries, as well as the costs of administering the system.

    Release date: 1998-02-04

  • Table: 68-513-X19970013569
    Description:

    The intergenerational fairness and long-term sustainability of Canada's social programs, such as pensions and health care, have recently re-emerged as an issue. The last time this issue had any prominence was more than a decade ago, as part of Canada's "great pension debate" of the late 1970s and early 1980s. As before, the issue is being driven by concerns over population aging.

    Release date: 1998-02-04
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  • Articles and reports: 11-626-X2012015
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This Economic Insights article presents new income data on Canadian households from the revised Canadian System of National Accounts (CSNA12). It is one of a series of Economic Insights articles designed to emphasize key aspects of the new national accounts data and their utility for analyses of the Canadian economy.

    The Canadian System of National Accounts had for many years combined the incomes and expenditures of non-profit institutions and certain other institutions with those of households. Over the years, this has led users to ask whether the economic picture of Canadian households would be similar if the data on non-profit institutions were no longer combined with the household data. One of the important changes with the current revisions is that data based on a "pure" measure of the household sector are now available.

    The new data, which provide more detail on the transactions of households with other sectors of the economy, tell fundamentally the same story as to the evolution and composition of household incomes and expenditures.

    Release date: 2012-10-01

  • Articles and reports: 89-552-M2007018
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This study examines the distribution of literacy skills in the Canadian economy and the ways in which they are generated. In large part, the generation of literacy skills has to do with formal schooling and parental inputs into their children's education. The nature of literacy generation in the years after individuals have left formal schooling and are in the labour market is also investigated. Once the core facts about literacy in the economy have been established, the study turns to examining the impact of increased literacy on individual earnings. Both the causal impact of literacy on earnings and the joint distribution of literacy and income are explored. The authors argue that the latter provides a more complete measure of how well an individual is able to function in society.

    The study focuses mainly on data from the Canadian component of the 2003 International Adult Literacy and Skills Survey (IALSS), composed of a sample of over 22,000 respondents. The Canadian component of the 1994 International Adult Literacy Survey (IALS) is also used in order to obtain a more complete picture of how literacy changes with age and across birth cohorts.

    Release date: 2007-11-30

  • Articles and reports: 75-001-X200411113131
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This article takes a brief look at family incomes in 2002 and changes since 1980.

    Release date: 2004-12-20

  • Articles and reports: 11F0019M2004219
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This study investigates trends in family income inequality in the 1980s and 1990s, with particular attention paid to the recovery period of the 1990s.

    Release date: 2004-12-16

  • Articles and reports: 75-001-X200410513120
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This paper compares the economic well-being of recent widows in four OECD countries (Canada, the United States, Great Britain and Germany) during the 1990s.

    Release date: 2004-06-14

  • Articles and reports: 75-001-X200310113083
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This article takes a brief look at family incomes in 2000 and changes that have occurred since 1980.

    Release date: 2003-03-24

  • Articles and reports: 75-001-X20010115981
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    A brief look at family incomes in 1999 and changes since 1990.

    Release date: 2001-12-12

  • Articles and reports: 75-001-X200110413055
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    A brief look at family incomes in 1999 and changes since 1990.

    Release date: 2001-12-12

  • Articles and reports: 11F0019M2001158
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    Several recent papers have cited non-linearities in the relationship between incomes of parents and their children as evidence of important intergenerational credit constraints. This paper argues that any pattern in the conditional expectation function can be justified by a properly constructed story with credit constraints. This raises questions about the validity of the approach. Quantile regressions provide an alternative test. Using data from Canadian tax files, this paper finds results contrary to the credit constraints hypothesis; the non-linearities in the regression function are driven by the low-ability (unconstrained) sons rather than high-ability (presumably constrained) sons.

    Release date: 2001-01-30

  • Articles and reports: 75F0002M1998009
    Description:

    This study looks at men and women who experienced an increase in their employment earnings following the last recession and aims to identify the factors and characteristics that created that increase.

    Release date: 1998-12-30
Reference (5)

Reference (5) ((5 results))

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 11F0019M2003207
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    The estimation of intergenerational earnings mobility is rife with measurement problems since the research does not observe permanent, lifetime earnings. Nearly all studies make corrections for mean variation in earnings because of the age differences among respondents. Recent works employ average earnings or instrumental variable methods to address the effects of measurement error as a result of transitory earnings shocks and mis-reporting. However, empirical studies of intergenerational mobility have paid no attention to the changes in earnings variance across the life cycle suggested by economic models of human capital investment.

    Using information from the Intergenerational Income Data from Canada and the National Longitudinal Survey and Panel Study of Income Dynamics from the United States, this study finds a strong association between age at observation and estimated earnings persistence. Part of this age-dependence is related to a general increase in transitory earnings variance during the collection of data. An independent effect of life cycle investment is also identified. These findings are then applied to the variation among intergenerational earnings persistence studies. Among studies with similar methodologies, one-third of the variance in published estimates of earnings persistence is attributable to cross-study differences in the age of responding fathers. Finally, these results call into question tests for the importance of credit constraints based on measures of earnings at different points in the life cycle.

    Release date: 2003-08-05

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 75F0002M2003003
    Description:

    This user's guide provides a detailed description of the CD-ROM Income Trends in Canada (Catalogue no. 13F0022XCB). It also provides a glossary and a description of the major concepts, as well as an overview of the data source, the Survey of Labour and Income Dynamics (SLID).

    Release date: 2003-06-25

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 75F0002M2000010
    Description:

    This report explains the concept of income and provides definitions of the various sources of income and derived income variables. It also documents the various aspects of the census that can have an impact on census income estimates.

    Release date: 2000-07-26

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 75F0002M1993004
    Description:

    This paper provides a description of the data collection procedures and the question wordings for the income and wealth portion of the Survey of Labour and Income Dynamics (SLID), as well as some rationale for the chosen direction.

    Release date: 1995-12-30

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 75F0002M1993015
    Description:

    This paper outlines the results of an initial evaluation of the income items in the Survey of Labour and Income Dynamics (SLID) test 3B.

    Release date: 1995-12-30
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