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  • Stats in brief: 11-001-X20181443537
    Description: Release published in The Daily – Statistics Canada’s official release bulletin
    Release date: 2018-05-24

  • Stats in brief: 11-001-X20173492987
    Description: Release published in The Daily – Statistics Canada’s official release bulletin
    Release date: 2017-12-15

  • Articles and reports: 11-626-X2015051

    This article presents information about the receipt of social assistance by refugee claimants who initiated their claim for protection during the 1999-to-2010 period. Until now, no data source has been able to supply information on social assistance receipt among the refugee claimant population. A longer, more detailed study is also available.

    Release date: 2015-10-15

  • Articles and reports: 11F0019M2015369

    Refugee claimants are an important part of the non-permanent resident population of Canada. Canada granted permanent residency to approximately 12,000 to 16,000 refugees every year during the latter part of the 2000s, and approximately 115,000 to 130,000 refugee claimants were residing in Canada at some point every year over that period. Despite the volume of refugee claimants, very little information on their economic characteristics has been available to date. This report draws on new linked administrative data files to provide information on the receipt of social assistance (SA) among this population. The study was successful in linking approximately three-quarters of all refugee claimants to administrative files containing information on the annual receipt of SA.

    Release date: 2015-10-15

  • Stats in brief: 11-001-X20122126144
    Description: Release published in The Daily – Statistics Canada’s official release bulletin
    Release date: 2012-07-30

  • Articles and reports: 12-002-X200900110693

    Developed initially for the author's research on Unemployment Insurance (UI), this article summarizes a set of procedures for constructing customized duration data, using SPSS software and the Survey of Labour and Income Dynamics (SLID). These procedures could be used to merge, deduce, or match multiple duration datasets.

    Release date: 2009-04-22

  • Articles and reports: 75-001-X200810613211
    Geography: Canada

    In 2001, shareable parental leave benefits under the federal Parental Benefits Program increased from 10 to 35 weeks, and in 2006 Quebec introduced its Parental Insurance Program. These changes led to a significant increase in the number of fathers claiming paid parental leave benefits. Between 2000 and 2006, the proportion of fathers claiming parental benefits jumped from 3% to 20%. The most common reasons for fathers not claiming the benefits were family choice, difficulty taking time off work and financial issues.

    Release date: 2008-09-24

  • Journals and periodicals: 89-001-X
    Geography: Canada

    Update on family and labour studies is the newsletter of the Family and Labour Studies Division, a research arm of Statistics Canada devoted to analysis of the well-being of children and families and to how they interact with the labour market and social programs.

    Release date: 2007-05-25

  • Articles and reports: 11F0019M2007298
    Geography: Canada

    Using data from the 1976-to-1997 Survey of Consumer Finances and the 1993-to-2004 Survey of Labour and Income Dynamics, we examine developments in family income inequality, income polarization, relative low income, and income redistribution through the tax-transfer system. We conclude that family after-tax-income inequality was stable across the 1980s, but rose during the 1989-to-2004 period.

    Growth in family after-tax-income inequality can be due to an increase in family market-income inequality (pre-tax, pre-transfer), or to a reduction in income redistribution through the tax-transfer system.

    We conclude that the increase in inequality was associated with a rise in family market-income inequality. Redistribution was at least as high in 2004 as it was at earlier cyclical peaks, but it failed to keep up with rapid growth in family market-income inequality in the 1990s.

    We present income inequality, polarization, and low-income statistics for several well-known measures, and use data preparations identical to those used in the Luxembourg Income Study in order to facilitate international comparisons.

    Release date: 2007-05-11

  • Articles and reports: 75-001-X200611013172
    Geography: Canada

    Using tax data, this paper examines earnings instability among lone parents, unattached individuals, and two-parent families over the past two decades. When income tax effects and main sources of income were considered, no strong evidence of a widespread increase in instability was found. Government transfers play a particularly important role in reducing the earnings instability of lone mothers and unattached individuals

    Release date: 2006-12-20
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  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 73-506-G

    The Guide to Employment Insurance Statistics (EIS) summarizes the survey methodology and data source and includes a dictionary of concepts and definitions used by the program.

    Release date: 2017-06-22

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 2604
    Description: This survey is conducted to release the official statistics which report on the operation of the Employment Insurance Program.

  • 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: 3851
    Description: The February 1985 supplement to the Labour Force Survey (LFS) is being conducted by Statistics Canada on behalf of Employment and Immigration Canada (EIC). The Survey of Maternity Leave concerns women who stop working due to pregnancy and/or the birth of a child. The Government of Canada, and in particular EIC, is currently reviewing their policies concerning maternity leave benefits. In order to do this, they require more detailed information than is currently available.

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 3853
    Description: The objectives of this survey were 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; and identify participants of specific EIC programs.

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 3898
    Description: The Self-Sufficiency Project was designed to determine the effectiveness of an earnings supplement to single-parents in receipt of Income Assistance who found full-time jobs and agreed to leave the Income Assistance Program.

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 4428
    Description: The Employment Insurance Coverage Survey provides a meaningful picture of who does or does not have access to EI benefits among the jobless and those in a situation of underemployment. The survey also covers access to maternity and parental benefits.

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 4445
    Description: The Community Employment Innovation Project (CEIP) is a research demonstration project that is testing a new approach to the income security system for individuals on Employment Insurance (EI) or Income Assistance (IA). Individuals who agreed to take part in the study had a chance to be offered an opportunity to participate in community employment for three years. The CEIP is conducted in the Regional Municipality of Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.
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