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Some of the topics in upcoming issues of Perspectives on Labour and Income.

Time-crunched families

A profile of time-crunched families in the context of increased labour market participation of women with children and a higher share of dual-earner families.

Employer top-ups

A look at the trends in the proportion of mothers with a paid job who receive a top-up from their employer after birth, as well as their socio-demographic and job characteristics.

The family work week

A look at historical trends in the total hours worked and average weekly earnings among employed couples (those with at least one spouse employed), the proportion of hours contributed by husbands and wives, and the type of earning family. Also examined are family work hours by preference of hours and perceptions of work-life balance and time stress.

Trajectory into Guaranteed Income Supplement

This study will use tax data to examine the income and earnings patterns of middle-aged individuals and couples to identify the characteristics most closely associated with future Guaranteed Income Supplement receipt. 

Health and labour market activities

A look at the relationship between mental and physical health and employment and hours worked for working-age men and women.

Child wage penalty

The wage gap between women with and without children is examined using data from the Survey of Labour and Income Dynamics.

Non-tax-sheltered investments

This study will examine families with investment income from non-tax-sheltered sources of saving and present a comparative profile of "investors" and "non-investors."

Job quality indicators

A look at the provincial differences in the socio-economic well-being of employed persons by occupation-education mix of factors.

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