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April 2009 issue

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The family work week

Abstract: Although the average work week has been declining, overall family work hours have increased. In 2008, dual-earners accounted for three-quarters of all couples with dependent children, compared with just over one-third in 1976. Over the period, the combined paid work hours of couples increased from an average of 58 per week to 65.

Statistics Canada Socio-economic Conference 2009

The Statistics Canada Socio-economic Conference provides an annual forum for empirical research which sheds light on economic, social, health and environmental issues. Several workshops on health issues have been organized.

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