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  • Articles and reports: 11F0027M2014093
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This paper examines the composition of Canadian and United States gross national saving for a period spanning more than 80 years, using time series from the Bureau of Economic Analysis in the United States and a newly created dataset for Canada. The paper tracks short-term, year-to-year fluctuations, cyclical fluctuations and long-term compositional changes. It illustrates a substantial degree of national saving reallocation across sectors, annually and across business cycles. The national saving rate is more stable than sector saving rates, implying that sectoral changes have been largely offsetting.

    Release date: 2014-06-26

  • Articles and reports: 75-001-X200710213182
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    Even though the retirement wave will have significant labour market consequences over the next 20 years, no regular statistics are produced on retirement or the retired. Part of the problem stems from lack of clear definitions. For some, retirement means complete withdrawal from the labour force while for others it entails part- or even full-time work. The article examines the challenges faced by statistical organizations in measuring retirement and offers several recommendations to inform a discussion for arriving at international standards.

    Release date: 2007-03-20

  • Articles and reports: 11F0019M2006284
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    The present review provides a description of various Canadian national survey data sets that could be used to examine issues related to child care use. National data sets dealing with patterns of employment, time use, family earnings, social support, and child, adolescent, or adult health measures were included. We conclude that numerous questions remain unanswered in terms of addressing the relationship between patterns of employment, use of child care, family roles and responsibilities, and associations with the health of families. Recommendations are made about information that has not been collected but may prove to be useful in addressing these issues. Moreover, we conclude that existing Canadian national survey data could be used to address several issues related to patterns of care use as well as the impact on children and families.

    Release date: 2006-06-19

  • Articles and reports: 88-003-X20060019109
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    In mid-September, 2005 the Science, Innovation and Electronic Information Division (SIEID) at Statistics Canada hosted a seven-day working visit by 27 Chinese statisticians, sponsored by the International Research and Development Council (IRDC). This workshop involved presentations by both Canadian and Chinese statisticians on methods and experiences in their respective science and technology (S&T) statistics programs.

    Release date: 2006-02-27

  • Articles and reports: 11-522-X20040018734
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    The Ethnic Diversity Survey generated methodological challenges like choosing the sampling plan, developing the questionnaire, collecting the data, weighting the data and estimating the variance.

    Release date: 2005-10-27

  • Articles and reports: 81-595-M2003011
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This report presents a rethinking of the fundamental concepts used to guide statistical work on postsecondary education.

    Release date: 2003-12-23

  • Articles and reports: 11-522-X19990015646
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    The current economic context obliges all partners of health-care systems, whether public or private, to identify those factors that determine the use of health-care services. To increase our understanding of the phenomena that underlie these relationships, Statistics Canada and the Manitoba Centre for Health Policy and Evaluation have established a new database. For a representative sample of the province of Manitoba, cross-sectional micro-data on the level of health of individuals and on their socioeconomic characteristics, and detailed longitudinal data on the use of health-care services have been linked. In this presentation, we will discuss the general context of the linkage of records from various organizations, the protection of privacy and confidentiality. We will also present results of studies which should not have been performed in the absence of the linked database.

    Release date: 2000-03-02

  • Articles and reports: 12-001-X19990024875
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    Dr. Fellegi considers the challenges facing government statistical agencies and strategies to prepare for these challenges. He first describes the environment of changing information needs and the social, economic and technological developments driving this change. He goes on to describe both internal and external elements of a strategy to meet these evolving needs. Internally, a flexible capacity for survey taking and information gathering must be developed. Externally, contacts must be developed to ensure continuing relevance of statistical programs while maintaining non-political objectivity.

    Release date: 2000-03-01

  • Articles and reports: 82-003-X19980044511
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This article discusses some of the benefits and challenges of data from a longitudinal panel as exemplified by the National Population Health Survey (NPHS). An overview of content and collection methods, sample design, response rates, and some of the special methodological and operational approaches for this longitudinal survey.

    Release date: 1999-04-29

  • Articles and reports: 75-001-X19890042288
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    Unemployment estimates from the Labour Force Survey, source of the official unemployment rate, are quite different from counts of the number of Unemployment Insurance beneficiaries. This piece reviews the conceptual differences between the two data sources and quantifies many of the factors that create the discrepancies.

    Release date: 1989-12-20
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  • Articles and reports: 11F0027M2014093
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This paper examines the composition of Canadian and United States gross national saving for a period spanning more than 80 years, using time series from the Bureau of Economic Analysis in the United States and a newly created dataset for Canada. The paper tracks short-term, year-to-year fluctuations, cyclical fluctuations and long-term compositional changes. It illustrates a substantial degree of national saving reallocation across sectors, annually and across business cycles. The national saving rate is more stable than sector saving rates, implying that sectoral changes have been largely offsetting.

    Release date: 2014-06-26

  • Articles and reports: 75-001-X200710213182
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    Even though the retirement wave will have significant labour market consequences over the next 20 years, no regular statistics are produced on retirement or the retired. Part of the problem stems from lack of clear definitions. For some, retirement means complete withdrawal from the labour force while for others it entails part- or even full-time work. The article examines the challenges faced by statistical organizations in measuring retirement and offers several recommendations to inform a discussion for arriving at international standards.

    Release date: 2007-03-20

  • Articles and reports: 11F0019M2006284
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    The present review provides a description of various Canadian national survey data sets that could be used to examine issues related to child care use. National data sets dealing with patterns of employment, time use, family earnings, social support, and child, adolescent, or adult health measures were included. We conclude that numerous questions remain unanswered in terms of addressing the relationship between patterns of employment, use of child care, family roles and responsibilities, and associations with the health of families. Recommendations are made about information that has not been collected but may prove to be useful in addressing these issues. Moreover, we conclude that existing Canadian national survey data could be used to address several issues related to patterns of care use as well as the impact on children and families.

    Release date: 2006-06-19

  • Articles and reports: 88-003-X20060019109
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    In mid-September, 2005 the Science, Innovation and Electronic Information Division (SIEID) at Statistics Canada hosted a seven-day working visit by 27 Chinese statisticians, sponsored by the International Research and Development Council (IRDC). This workshop involved presentations by both Canadian and Chinese statisticians on methods and experiences in their respective science and technology (S&T) statistics programs.

    Release date: 2006-02-27

  • Articles and reports: 11-522-X20040018734
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    The Ethnic Diversity Survey generated methodological challenges like choosing the sampling plan, developing the questionnaire, collecting the data, weighting the data and estimating the variance.

    Release date: 2005-10-27

  • Articles and reports: 81-595-M2003011
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This report presents a rethinking of the fundamental concepts used to guide statistical work on postsecondary education.

    Release date: 2003-12-23

  • Articles and reports: 11-522-X19990015646
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    The current economic context obliges all partners of health-care systems, whether public or private, to identify those factors that determine the use of health-care services. To increase our understanding of the phenomena that underlie these relationships, Statistics Canada and the Manitoba Centre for Health Policy and Evaluation have established a new database. For a representative sample of the province of Manitoba, cross-sectional micro-data on the level of health of individuals and on their socioeconomic characteristics, and detailed longitudinal data on the use of health-care services have been linked. In this presentation, we will discuss the general context of the linkage of records from various organizations, the protection of privacy and confidentiality. We will also present results of studies which should not have been performed in the absence of the linked database.

    Release date: 2000-03-02

  • Articles and reports: 12-001-X19990024875
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    Dr. Fellegi considers the challenges facing government statistical agencies and strategies to prepare for these challenges. He first describes the environment of changing information needs and the social, economic and technological developments driving this change. He goes on to describe both internal and external elements of a strategy to meet these evolving needs. Internally, a flexible capacity for survey taking and information gathering must be developed. Externally, contacts must be developed to ensure continuing relevance of statistical programs while maintaining non-political objectivity.

    Release date: 2000-03-01

  • Articles and reports: 82-003-X19980044511
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This article discusses some of the benefits and challenges of data from a longitudinal panel as exemplified by the National Population Health Survey (NPHS). An overview of content and collection methods, sample design, response rates, and some of the special methodological and operational approaches for this longitudinal survey.

    Release date: 1999-04-29

  • Articles and reports: 75-001-X19890042288
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    Unemployment estimates from the Labour Force Survey, source of the official unemployment rate, are quite different from counts of the number of Unemployment Insurance beneficiaries. This piece reviews the conceptual differences between the two data sources and quantifies many of the factors that create the discrepancies.

    Release date: 1989-12-20
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