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  • Articles and reports: 75-001-X1993004110
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    Canada's 'Mr. Pensions' discusses retirement issues facing employers, workers, and pensioners.

    Release date: 1993-12-07

  • Articles and reports: 75-001-X1993004118
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    The transition from school to work can be difficult, particularly for young people who leave high school without graduating. This study looks at the labour market and income situation of 18 to 20 year-old school leavers.

    Release date: 1993-12-07

  • 623. Paid overtime Archived
    Articles and reports: 75-001-X1993003154
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    Do you ever work extra hours? If so, do you get extra pay to compensate for the added time on the job? This article describes employees aged 15 to 64 who worked paid overtime in November 1991.

    Release date: 1993-09-01

  • Stats in brief: 75-001-X199300381
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    A glance at the wage trends of unionized workers over the last 13 years.

    Release date: 1993-09-01

  • Articles and reports: 75-001-X199300257
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    A study on the evolution of the average annual wages of men and women since the 1920s. The impact of overall economic activity and the characteristics of wage-earners are discussed.

    Release date: 1993-06-08

  • Public use microdata: 71M0010X
    Description:

    The objective of this survey is to:- measure the frequency and number of job changes occurring in the Canadian labour market over one-two-and three year periods;- provide information on the characteristics of jobs held (wage rates, usual work schedules, etc.);- identify groups of people who would benefit from EIC programs;- identify participants of specific EIC programs.

    Both cross-sectional (annual) files as well as longitudinal files are available as separate computer (main frame) tapes or together on a Compact Disk.

    Release date: 1993-03-04

  • Articles and reports: 75-001-X199200471
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This article focuses on the pension coverage of paid workers according to selected demographic and job-related characteristics. For example, it shows that pension plans are much more prevalent in some industries than in others.

    Release date: 1992-12-01

  • Articles and reports: 75-001-X199100439
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    Non-wage benefits now represent 10% of a worker's total compensation package. Which industries offer the highest supplementary benefits, and how are they funded?

    Release date: 1991-12-02

  • Articles and reports: 75-001-X199100378
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This study examines differences between large and small firms with respect to unionization, pension plan coverage, workers' susceptibility to layoffs, and wages.

    Release date: 1991-09-05

  • Articles and reports: 75-001-X1991002159
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    When the National Child Care Survey was carried out in the fall of 1988, on of its goals was to provide comprehensive, current data on child care arrangements. This article focuses on several important aspects of sitter and day care.

    Release date: 1991-05-15
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  • Articles and reports: 75-001-X19960032895
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    The number of dual-earner couples increased in the 1980s, but has this translated to more dual-pensioner families in the 1990s? The growth of husband-wife couples with both spouses receiving private pension benefits is compared with that of their single- and no-pensioner counterparts. Sources of pension income are also analyzed.

    Release date: 1996-09-03

  • Articles and reports: 11F0019M1996094
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    In this paper we ask the three following questions : 1) even after controlling for cyclical effects, do new spells of low earnings now last longer than they used to? 2) once a male worker starts a new spell of low earnings, does he receive lower real annual wages now than his counterparts did in the mid-seventies? 3) has long-term inequality in earnings risen in the eighties? The answers to these questions are the following. First, even after taking account of the relatively high unemployment rates observed since the mid-eighties, it was harder for Canadian male workers, especially those aged 18-24, to move out of the bottom of the earnings distribution during the 1985-93 period than during the 1975-84 period. In other terms, new spells of low earnings now last longer for these workers. Second, real annual wages received by young males who went through a new spell of low earnings were significantly lower in 1985-93 than in 1975-84. Third, during the eighties, inequality in earnings cumulated over either six or ten years rose at the same pace as inequality in annual earnings.

    Release date: 1996-08-30

  • Articles and reports: 75-001-X19960022890
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    Contrary to popular belief, the average earnings of men working full year full time seem to decline prior to retirement. This study explores several possible explanations for the unexpected pattern.

    Release date: 1996-06-05

  • Articles and reports: 75-001-X19960012526
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    Many people believe that service jobs are synonymous with low wages. This article compares average weekly earnings, excluding overtime, of paid workers across more than 100 different service industries. It also assesses the disparity in the earnings of service and goods sector workers.

    Release date: 1996-03-12

  • Articles and reports: 11F0019M1996089
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    In this paper we use administrative data associated with the tax system to: (1) document the extent of intergenerational income mobility among Canadian men; and (2) estimate the income disadvantage (in adulthood) of being raised in a low income household. We find that there is considerable intergenerational income mobility in Canada among middle income earners, but that the inheritance of economic status is significant at both the very top and very bottom of the income distribution. About one-third of those in the bottom quartile were raised by fathers who occupied the same position in the income distribution. In fact, the income advantage of someone who had a father in the top decile over someone who had a father in the bottom decile is in the order of 40%. We also discuss some of the policy implications of these findings, as well as some of their limitations and the directions implied for future research.

    Release date: 1996-01-24

  • Articles and reports: 11F0019M1996092
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This study is one of a series that examines how technology adoption affects the skills of workers. Previous papers in the series have approached this issue in differentways with data from a variety of sources. Using data on the strategies and activities of small and medium-sized firms in both manufacturing and services industries,Baldwin and Johnson (1995), Baldwin, Johnson and Pedersen (1996) examine the connection between the different strategies that are pursued by growing firms.Firms that stress technological competencies are found to also place a greater emphasis on skill enhancement and training activities. Using survey data on the type oftechnology used in manufacturing plants and plant managers' perceptions of the skill requirements and training costs associated with the adoption of newtechnologies, Baldwin, Gray and Johnson (1995) find that technology use leads to greater skill requirements, more training, and higher training costs.This paper uses survey data on the incidence of advanced technology adoption and matched panel data on plant characteristics such as wages, capital intensity, andsize to examine the connection between technology use and the wage rates received by workers. Since higher wages are associated with higher skill levels,establishing a connection between technology use and wages reinforces the earlier findings.

    Release date: 1996-01-09

  • Articles and reports: 75F0002M1995014
    Description:

    This paper follows up on the initial article in the publication Dynamics of Labour and Income, 1994 Report. The analysis remains the same, but it provides detailed variable groupings, regression and decomposition results which were not originally included.

    Release date: 1995-12-30

  • Articles and reports: 75-001-X19950042457
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    One of the most radical changes in Canadian society in the past 30 years has been the growth of dual-earner husband-wife families. Using the most recent data on families with employment income, this article examines couples in which wives earn more than their husbands, to see how they differ from the majority of working husband-wife families (those in which the husband is the main breadwinner).

    Release date: 1995-12-05

  • Articles and reports: 75-001-X19950031641
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    In 1994, for the first time in four years, employers expanded their workforces significantly. A look at recent changes in paid employment, earnings and hours across detailed industries.

    Release date: 1995-09-05

  • Articles and reports: 11F0019M1995080
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    Inequality in weekly earnings increased in the eighties in Canada. The growth in inequality occurred in conjunction with three facts. First, real hourly wages of young workers dropped more than 10%. Second, the percentage of employees working 35-40 hours per week in their main job fell and the fraction of employees working 50 hours or more per week rose. Third, there was a growing tendency for highly paid workers to work long workweeks. We argue that any set of explanations of the increase in weekly earnings inequality must reconcile these three facts. Sectoral changes in the distribution of employment by industry and union status explain roughly 30% of the rise in inequality. The reduction in real minimum wages and the decline of average firm size explain very little of the growth in age-earnings differentials. Skill-biased technological change could have increased both the dispersion of hourly wages and the dispersion of weekly hours of work and thus, is consistent a priori with the movements observed. Yet other factors may have played an equally important - if not more important - role. The growth in competitive pressures, possible shifts in the bargaining power (between firms and labour) towards firms, the greater locational mobility of firms, the increase in Canada's openness to international trade, the rise in fixed costs of labour and possibly in training costs may be major factors behind the growth in weekly earnings inequality in Canada.

    Release date: 1995-07-30
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  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 2601
    Description: The Labour Cost Survey was intended to collect information on wage and non-wage benefit costs which is necessary to construct a Labour Cost index.

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 2602
    Description: The estimates are derived in order to supply the System of National Accounts (SNA) with the compensation of employees component of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP).

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 2603
    Description: This survey is an establishment census survey designed to gather data on employment, payrolls and paid-hours from larger employers (companies or establishments of 20 or more employees).

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 2609
    Description: The purpose of the survey is to provide information on the terms and conditions of Registered Pension Plans (RPPs), membership in them and contributions made by and on behalf of the members.

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 2610
    Description: The published data provided by this survey provided detailed information on contributors and beneficiaries for the purpose of employment and economic research by government departments.

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 2612
    Description: The Survey of Employment, Payrolls and Hours provides a monthly portrait of the amount of earnings, as well as the number of jobs (i.e., occupied positions) and hours worked by detailed industry at the national, provincial and territorial levels.

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 2614
    Description: The Business Payrolls Survey (BPS) is the collection instrument for the Survey of Employment Payrolls and Hours (SEPH, record number 2612). The results of the BPS and administrative data are combined to produce the SEPH estimates. For more information, please see record number 2612, Survey of Employment, Payrolls and Hours (SEPH) in the Documentation section below.

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 2920
    Description: The objective of this survey is to produce statistical information on wages and salaries paid for various occupations classified to the National Occupation Classification (NOC).

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 2935
    Description: This survey collects data on wages paid for specific occupations in the construction industry in all provinces and territories except Québec, Manitoba and Yukon on behalf of the Labour Branch of Human Resources and Skills Development Canada.

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 2946
    Description: The Employment Dynamics is a compilation of statistical tables on employment, payroll and the number of businesses with employees for Canada, the provinces and territories.
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