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CRDCN Publications

Future of Science, Technology and Innovation Policy in Canada

On behalf of the CRDCN, Bob McNutt and Byron Spencer have submitted a brief to Industry Canada in response to its call for public feedback on the renewal of Canada’s science, technology and innovation strategy. The submission highlights the contribution of the CRDCN as an essential world-class level research infrastructure for Canadian social scientists and health-related researchers, for managing and analysing confidential data to inform public policy and for training highly qualified researchers capable of applying state-of-the-art quantitative methods: “With proper financial support we will be able to build on our existing structure and strength to expand greatly both the variety and the volume of the data files that we study and, in that way, to engage fully in the world of big data.”

28 February 2014 - 3:02pm |

CRDCN Mid-term report

We are proud to release the Network’s 2013 mid-term report submitted to the granting councils. The report documents the activities of the Network over the past three years and demonstrates the tremendous impact of the RDC program, including a remarkable body of published research, increased capacity in quantitative research, technical developments and, most importantly, advancement in understanding important socio-economic and health issues affecting the lives of fellow Canadians.

29 January 2014 - 9:41am |

Gender Wage Gap : synthesis of findings

Why do women earn less than men? Is it because they are overrepresented in professions that are at the lower end of the pay scale? Because they place a greater value on non-pecuniary aspects of a job? Because they have greater family responsibilities? Or because of gender stereotypes in the workplace? Written by Carole Vincent, the most recent CRDCN synthesis sheds light on the evolution and the persistence of the gender wage gap in Canada by examining these hypotheses based on the evidence generated by an important body of research using Statistics Canada’s detailed microdata files. You can also read the Research Highlight or listen to the presentation Carole made about it at the 2012 Network’s conference.