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Table 9
Resources used to deal with change: Career and family formation life stage (aged 30 to 44), 2008

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  Change of greatest impact
Finances Employment Health Parenting or childcare
percentage
Type of resource used1
Family 42 52 76* 84*
Business people (including employer) 34 41 31 32
Internet 26 46* 60* 61*
Close friends 26 49* 67* 71*
Other media/information sources 22 30 43* 62*
Co-workers 18 53* 46* 44*
Professionals (including doctors) 20 24 85* 66*
Other friends 13 31* 38* 48*
Government resources (all levels of government) 14 23* 15 33*
Neighbours 7E 12E 20* 36*
Public institutions (for example, libraries or universities) 6E 14* 6E 19*
Social service or health organization 9E 7E 32* 51*
Religious organization 4E x 11E* 13*
Other community organization x 4E x 13*
† reference group
* statistically significantly different 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 30 to 44 who experienced at least one major change in the last 12 months.
Source: Statistics Canada, General Social Survey, 2008.