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Table 10
Type of help received 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
Type of help received1
Emotional 33 54* 77* 70*
Instrumental2 56 48 89* 87*
Informational3 49 76* 73* 81*
† reference group
* statistically significantly different from the reference group at p < 0.05
1. Respondents could report more than one type of help received to deal with the change of greatest impact.
2. Instrumental help includes using at least one of the following types: professional services or expertise; financial; help with household work or childcare; transportation; material goods; personal care or health needs.
3. Informational help includes using at least one of the following types: information or informal advice; referrals, networking or making new contacts; teaching coaching, or training.
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.