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The Education and Labour Market Longitudinal Linkage Platform

We are pleased to inform researchers that, as announced in the recent federal budget, a longitudinal platform linking education and labour market data is currently being developed with resources from Employment and Social Development Canada. This secure data platform will help to better track and make available important labour market information. All datasets and linkage keys prepared for the platform will be made available to researchers through the RDCs across Canada. For now, the Governance Committee supervising the implementation of the platform invites feedback from researchers as to what information they would like to get from this platform. Please contact Grant Gibson to share your recommendations. 

Census 2016: now available in the RDCs

We are pleased to inform you that data from The Census of Population - 2016 are now available to researchers with approved projects. Contact your local RDC to know more.

22 May 2018 - 5:36pm |

Asthma Hospitalizations Among Children and Youth

The Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) recently released a report examining asthma hospitalization by age, sex, income, location and education among children and youth at the provincial/territorial and national levels, as well as patterns over time. Using data from the Hospital Morbidity Database (HMDB) (2006–2007 to 2015–2016) housed at the CIHI, as well as linked data from the 2006 Census–Discharge Abstract Database (DAD), the report shows that hospitalizations for asthma have declined significantly for both boys and girls over the past decade, and across all age groups, but that asthma continues to be one of the leading causes of hospital stays for people younger than 20, with more than 6,000 hospitalizations in 2015–2016. Moreover, children and youth living in lower-income neighbourhoods continued to experience significantly higher rates of hospitalization than those in higher-income neighbourhoods. Read the full report here.

14 May 2018 - 4:27pm |

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