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Table 6
Resources used to deal with change: Young adults (aged 20 to 29), 2008

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  Change of greatest impact
Finances Employment Education Living arrangements Parenting or childcare
percentage
Type of resource used1
Family 62 67 77 81* 87*
Business people (including employer) 35 42 28 28 32
Internet 40 48 68* 51 62*
Close friends 32 52* 58* 81* 73*
Other media/information sources 23 33 40 32 65*
Co-workers 22E 45* 32E 27 36
Professionals (including doctors) 17E 24 23E 34* 67*
Government resources (all levels of government) 14E 21 26E 13E 28*
Public institutions (for example, libraries or universities) 10E 28* 75* x 18E
Other friends 11E 27* 29E* 45* 37*
Social service or health organization 5E x x x 53*
Neighbours x 6E x 15E* 34*
† reference group
* statistically significant difference from the reference group at p < 0.05
1. Respondents could report more than one type of resource to deal with the change of greatest impact.
Note: This table includes respondents aged 20 to 29 who experienced at least one major change in the last 12 months.
Source: Statistics Canada, General Social Survey, 2008.