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Future of longitudinal surveys in Canada

Researcher Miles Corak proposes a critical analysis and opens the debates in the most recent issue of the magazine Policy Options: Now that budget-strapped Statistics Canada is abandoning some of its longitudinal studies, should we hand responsibility for managing these surveys to institutions with a longer time horizon than governments as it is done elsewhere? Read his view here.

9 October 2012 - 5:00pm |

Evidence-based policy: the need for good data

Vass Bednar and Mark Stabile, two long-time Toronto RDC researchers, wrote an excellent op-ed piece in yesterday's edition of the Toronto Star about the decision to end several key longitudinal surveys. Read their analysis by clicking this link.

12 July 2012 - 12:00pm |

Long-form census

One year later, the decision to abolish the mandatory long-form census still raises concerns among researchers. Recently, two panels were organized to discuss next steps. One at the Acfas meeting by the QICSS and the other at the Congress of Humanities by the Canadian Association of Geographers and the Canadian Population Society. A summary report of the QICSS panel will be available in a forthcoming book but you can now read a summary article published in University Affairs about the second panel as well as Rod Beaujot’s presentation about “Why we still need a census”.

13 June 2012 - 3:20pm |