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Table 5
Impacts of change: Young adults (aged 20 to 29), 2008

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  Change of greatest impact
Finances Employment Education Living arrangements Parenting or childcare
Perception of change
Negative x x x 13E x
Neither positive nor negative x x x 16E x
Positive 72 83 92* 71 91*
Contacts gained or lost due to change1
Gained 44 72* 69* 62 54
Lost 20 44* 39* 46* 21E
Financial situation due to change
Worse 16E 20E 33* 17E 39*
Same 17E 13E 31 37* 46*
Better 67 67 36* 46* 15E*
Employment situation due to change
Worse 9E 14E 11E x 17E
Same 29 12E* 39 50* 66*
Better 62 75* 50 x 17E*
Physical health due to change
Worse 11E 18E x x 15E
Same 66 50 68 69 73*
Better 23 32 x x 13E*
Mental health due to change
Worse 13E 12E x 11E 12E
Same 52 47 58 55 65
Better 35 41 x 33 23E
† reference group
* statistically significant difference from the reference group at p < 0.05
1. Respondents could report both a gain and a loss in social contacts due to the change of greatest impact.
Notes: This table includes respondents aged 20 to 29 who experienced at least one major change in the last 12 months.
Due to rounding, percentage totals may not add up to 100.
Source: Statistics Canada, General Social Survey, 2008.