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Statistics Canada - Government of Canada

Demographic and socio-economic factors associated with home returning
  Men Women
  Risk Ratios
Birth cohort
War/Depression
1.00
1.00
Wave 1 Boomers
1.20
1.39*
Wave 2 Boomers
1.64*
1.82*
Generation X
2.07*
2.43*
Generation Y
2.81*
3.28*
Age when first left home
15 to 17 years
1.74*
2.08*
18 to 20 years
1.42*
1.78*
21 years or older
1.00
1.00
Main reasons for leaving
Because of job
1.00
1.00
To be independent
1.03
1.14
To attend school
1.32*
1.38*
To marry or live common-law
0.24*
0.29
Other
1.04
1.32
Family structure while growing up
Two-parent intact family
1.00
1.00
Step-parent
0.89
0.74*
Lone-parent
0.57*
0.77*
Other
0.43*
0.35*
Employment status of mother when respondent was age 15
Mother worked
1.00
1.00
Did not work
0.85*
0.80*
Employment status of father when respondent was age 15
Father worked
1.00
1.00
Did not work
1.07
0.61
Birth Place of mother
Mother born in Canada
1.00
1.00
Born outside of Canada
0.97
0.83*
Religious attendance at age 15
Weekly
1.00
1.00
Sometimes
1.19*
1.20*
Never
1.10
1.10
Region of residence at age 15
Quebec
1.00
1.00
Atlantic
1.41*
1.54*
Ontario
1.49*
1.65*
Prairies
1.31*
1.58*
British Columbia
1.48*
1.42*
Outside of Canada
0.62*
0.84*
Size of city where respondent lived at age 15
Less than 5,000
0.74*
0.79
5,000 to 24,999
0.79*
0.92
25,000 to 99,999
0.84
1.23
100,000 to 999,999
0.96
1.40*
Lived in city of 1,000,000 or more
1.00
1.00
Level of schooling of respondent1
Had secondary diploma
1.00
1.00
Less than secondary
1.13
1.13
Partial or completed postsecondary studies
0.80*
1.09
Employment status of respondent1
Did not work
1.00
1.00
Did work
0.71*
0.94
1.  These variables can change over time as the respondent ages; for example, an individual is more likely to have a postsecondary education or employment at age 22 than at age 15.
*   Statistically significant difference from reference group (shown in italics) at p < 0.05.
Note:  Risk ratios over 1.0 indicate a higher risk associated with that characteristic, compared to the reference group (shown in italics); a risk ratio less than 1.0 indicates a lower risk, when all other variables in the model are controlled for.
Source: Statistics Canada, General Social Survey, 2001.