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July 2002 Vol. 3, no. 7

Families on the financial edge
René Morissette

Families with both low income and little or no financial wealth have fewer resources, making them more vulnerable than other families to income interruptions or unexpected expenses. Two types of families can be identified as potentially at risk: low-income families with no financial wealth, and low-income families with only modest financial wealth.

Falling behind
Wendy Pyper

In 1998, almost 38% of families had credit card or instalment debt outstanding. This article examines families that fell two or more months behind in a bill, loan, rent or mortgage payment.

Better jobs in the new economy?
Marie Drolet and René Morissette

Employees in workplaces directly involved in generating new technologies and products are generally seen as working long hours, under pressure to generate a new product in a very competitive environment. It is generally assumed that they are well paid, not only through direct wages, but also through stock options and other forms of remuneration. These notions are explored by comparing jobs in knowledge-based workplaces with those in other sectors of the economy.

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