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June 2007
Vol. 8, no. 6

Perspectives on Labour and Income

Labour inputs to non-profit organizations
Leroy Stone and Hasheem Nouroz

More than 160,000 non-profit and voluntary institutions provide employment for about two million Canadians. These organizations constitute one of the faster growing sectors of the Canadian economy, accounting for 7% of gross domestic product in 2003. They come in a variety of forms and deliver goods and services in many areas. However, their use of labour in most cases differs radically from that of profit-oriented businesses. This study describes and quantifies the multiple labour inputs used by non-profits.

Trends and seasonality in absenteeism
Ernest B. Akyeampong

Past studies of illness-related work absences have focused on annual figures and have not differentiated between full- and part-week absences. But the two have quite different seasonal patterns and long-term trends.

Working at home: An update
Ernest B. Akyeampong

The strong growth of telework in the 1990s seems to have stalled since the turn of the century. Despite significant improvements in the infrastructure, the fall-off in telework popularity has been pervasive.

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