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Statistics Canada Analytical Studies Branch

Works: 1,134 works in 3,113 publications in 2 languages and 34,374 library holdings
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Classifications: HD4979, 331.6
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Participation in adult schooling and its earnings impact in Canada by Xuelin Zhang( )

6 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More adult Canadians are returning to school for additional education, a trend closely related to technological changs that create new jobs, destroy old ones, and render some knowledge and skills obsolete. For workers who apply for jobs requiring new knowledge and skills, going back to school is an option. This study looks at adult schooling, or those educational activities undertaken by individuals who have left school and been working for some time before returning. It focuses on formal adult schooling in an educational institution such as community college, institute of applied arts and technology, CEGEP (in Quebec), or university. Drawing upon data from Statistics Canada's Survey of Labour and Income Dynamics (SLID), it asks who participates in adult schooling, who benefits, and by how much
The deteriorating economic welfare of immigrants and possible causes by W. G Picot( Book )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper reviews the increase in the earnings gap between immigrants and Canadian-born over the past two decades, and the current explanations of this labour market deterioration among recent immigrants in particular
Has higher education among young women substantially reduced the gender gap in employment and earnings? by Marc Frenette( )

9 editions published in 2007 in English and French and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Young women have gained considerable ground on young men in terms of educational attainment in the 1990s. The objective of this study is to assess the role of rapidly rising educational attainment among young women in raising their relative position in the labour market."--Document
Group differences in educational attainment among the children of immigrants by Teresa Abada( )

6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study examines the group differences in university educational attainment among the children of immigrants. It also examines the extent to which parental human capital and group level economic resources for these groups account for differences in university completion rates. Data for this study came from the 2002 Statistics Canada Ethnic Diversity Survey (EDS), which focused on a sub-sample of about 3,300 young adults aged from 25 to 34 who were either Canadian-born children of at least one immigrant parent or who immigrated to Canada at age 12 or younger.--Document
Internal migration of immigrants : do immigrants respond to regional labour demand shocks? by Yuri Ostrovsky( )

6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study examines how immigrant migration to Alberta is impacted by strong labour demands. Using a dataset that combines administrative and immigrant records, the report compares the response to the strong labour demand in Alberta of relatively recent immigrants with that of the comparison group, which consists largely of the Canadian-born population. Second, the report investigates the impact of different factors on the immigrants' decision to move to Alberta.--Includes text from document
Intergenerational education mobility among the children of Canadian immigrants by Abdurrahman Aydemir( )

8 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The objective of this research is to focus on the education outcomes of the children of immigrants. The authors ask three questions. First, what is the degree of intergenerational education mobility, and is it different among immigrants and their children? Second, what factors are most tightly related to the schooling outcomes of second generation Canadians, parental earnings or parental education? And third, has the strength of the tie between the education of immigrant parents and their Canadian-born children changed over time? They answer these questions by employing the regression to the mean model to measure mobility in education across the generations.--Document
The returns to schooling on academic performance : evidence from large samples around school entry cut-off dates by Marc Frenette( )

6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The objectives of this study are twofold. The first is to assess the extent to which academic performance improves with an additional year of schooling. In particular, which areas improve the most: reading, mathematics, or science? The second is to determine whether an additional year of schooling confers the same academic benefits onto different groups of students. Specifically, do girls and boys benefit equally from more schooling? What about youth from higher and lower income families? The answers to these questions are particularly important, since large gaps in academic performance have been identified by sex and parental income. Moreover, the gaps in academic performance have been linked to large gaps in university attendance.--Includes text from document
The post-childbirth employment of Canadian mothers and the earnings trajectories of their continuously employed counterparts, 1983 to 2004 by Xuelin Zhang( )

7 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using the 1983-to-2004 Longitudinal Worker File, this study examines the post-childbirth employment, job mobility and earnings trajectories of Canadian mothers. It also analyzes the earnings trajectories of continuously employed Canadian women for this period.--Document
Immigrant characteristics, the IT bust, and their effect on entry earnings of immigrants by W. G Picot( )

7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper focuses on the earnings at entry to Canada of successive cohorts of entering immigrants over the 1990s and early 2000s. It asks if the changing characteristics of immigrants contributed positively to improving economic outcomes for immigrants observed during the late 1990s. The paper also asks what role the information technology (IT) downturn during the early 2000s played in the renewed deterioration in economic outcomes for immigrants during that period. It is divided into 8 sections that cover: a literature review of the declining entry earnings of immigrants to Canada; data sources and demographic variables; the changing characteristics of entering immigrants; entry earning trends over the 1991-to 2004 period; the effect of changing characteristics on rising entry earnings during the 1990s; and a commentary on why entry-level earning deteriorated from 2000 to 2004.--Includes text from document
Career goals in high school : do students know what it takes to reach them, and does it matter? by Marc Frenette( )

7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For this study, the Youth in Transition Survey (YITS), Cohort A is used to compare high school students' perceptions of the level of education they will require for the job they intend to hold at age 30, with the level required according to professional job analysts at Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC). Given the structure of the HRSDC rating, the focus is on students intending to work in a job that according to HRSD requires a university degree. The correlation between the knowledge of educational requirements and future university enrolment is then examined. The current study contributes to an understanding of information constraints by assessing the extent to which students are aware of the educational requirement for their intended career, and its relationship with future outcomes.--Document
How do families and unattached individuals respond to layoffs? : evidence from Canada by R Morissette( )

5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using data from a large Canadian longitudinal dataset, the authors examine whether earnings of wives and teenagers increase in response to layoffs experienced by husbands. They also contrast the long-term earnings losses experienced by husbands and unattached males
Pension coverage, retirement status, and earnings replacement rates among a cohort of Canadian seniors by Yuri Ostrovsky( )

7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper compares the retirement transitions and income characteristics of seniors who were, and seniors who were not, pension plan members earlier in life. The Longitudinal Administrative Data (LAD) base is used to identify employed Canadians who were and who were not pension plan members in 1991and/or 1992, when they were in their mid-fifties. These same individuals are identified twelve to fifteen years later, when in their late sixties and early seventies. Amounts and sources of income received, retirement status, and earnings replacement rates are compared between groups. The paper provides data and methodology used, both descriptive and multivariate results, and finally, conclusions and implications of the study. Tables are divided up by gender and annual income earnings, as well as annual market income and total income.--Includes text from document
Why are most university students women? : evidence based on academic performance, study habits and parental influences by Marc Frenette( )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this study, we use new Canadian data containing detailed information on standardized test scores, school marks, parental and peer influences, and other socio-economic background characteristics of boys and girls to try to account for the large gender gap in university attendance. Among 19-year-old youth in 2003, 38.8% of girls had attended university, compared with only 25.7% of boys. However, young men and women were about equally likely to attend college. We find that differences in observable characteristics between boys and girls account for more than three quarters (76.8%) of the gap in university participation. In order of importance, the main factors are differences in school marks at age 15, standardized test scores in reading at age 15, study habits, parental expectations and the university earnings premium relative to high school
Incentive effects of social assistance : a regression discontinuity approach by Thomas Lemieux( )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Before 1989, childless social assistance recipients in Quebec under age 30 received much lower benefits than recipients over age 30. The authors used this sharp discontinuity in policy to estimate the effects of social assistance on various labour market outcomes using a regression discontinuity approach
Life after the high-tech downturn : permanent layoffs and earnings losses of displaced workers by Marc Frenette( )

6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The high-tech sector was a major driving force behind the Canadian economic recovery of the late 1990s. It is well known that the tide began to turn quite suddenly in 2001 when sector-wide employment and earnings halted this upward trend, despite continued gains in the rest of the economy. As informative as employment and earnings statistics may be, they do not paint a complete picture of the severity of the high-tech downturn. A decline in employment may result from reduced hiring and natural attrition, as opposed to layoffs, while a decline in earnings among high-tech workers says little about the fortunes of laid-off workers who did not regain employment in the high-tech sector. This study uses a unique administrative data source to address both of these gaps in our knowledge of the high-tech downturn. Specifically, the study explores permanent layoffs in the high-tech sector, as well as earnings losses of laid-off high-tech workers.--Document
Offshoring and employment in Canada : some basic facts by R Morissette( )

6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study assembles a wide variety of data sets in an attempt to produce a set of stylized facts regarding offshoring and the evolution of Canadian employment in recent years.--Document
Income and the outcomes of children by Shelley A Phipps( )

7 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This research paper examines whether various measures of family income are associated with the cognitive, social/emotional, physical and behavioural development of children. Data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Children and Youth were used to assess a range of measures of well-being among children aged 4-15 in 1998, whose family composition remained unchanged between 1994 and 1998. In order to understand how income levels and/or income changes may affect children at different stages of development, regression equations are estimated using alternative income concepts and hypothesized functional forms
Income instability of lone parents, singles and two-parent families in Canada, 1984 to 2004 by R Morissette( )

6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This paper examines income instability of lone parents, singles and two-parent families in Canada in the past two decades using tax data."--Document
Do universities benefit local youth? : evidence from university and college participation, and graduate earnings following the creation of a new university by Marc Frenette( )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Previous research suggests that distance to school acts as a barrier to university access. Students from lower income families are particularly sensitive to increased distance, likely because of the added cost associated with having to move away from the home to attend university. One way to bridge this distance gap is to offer university programs in outlying areas, either by building a new university or by offering a wide variety of university programs in an existing college. The goal of this study is to assess the impact of these new universities on the postsecondary participation and graduate earnings of youth who grew up in the area."--Unedited text from document
Product market competition and agency costs by Jennifer Jane Baggs( )

6 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Economists have long held the belief that competition improves efficiency. One of the mechanisms suggested is that product market competition alleviates agency costs, which in turn many enable firms to induce higher effort and greater efficiency from their managers. In this way, competition mitigates what Leibenstein (1966) called 'X-inefficiencies.' Despite growing interest, an unambiguous theoretical formulation for this 'vague suspicion' has proved difficult to obtain. In this paper we examine the impact of competition on efficiency both theoretically and empirically. The main theoretical contribution of this paper is to show that product market competition can have a direct, and ambiguously positive effect on managerial incentives."--Unedited text from document
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