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International Women’s Day at the CRDCN

Gender is probably one of the key variables considered in social statistics research. To mark the International Women’s Day, we’d like to point out the work of a few researchers that more specifically examined the situation of Canadian women and who recently presented their results at our Annual conference: Carole Vincent examined income inequality between gender, Tammy Schirle the participation of mothers to the labour market and Lori Curtis the feminization of poverty, while Richard Mueller addressed the situation of same sex couples. You can watch their presentations on our Youtube page or download their PPt presentations in our KT Corner. Happy Women’s day!

7 March 2013 - 3:07pm |

Manitoba Will Hold Publication Consultations on Poverty Reduction Strategy

Manitobans from across the province are invited to participate in the consultation on the All Aboard strategy on poverty reduction and social inclusion adopted last year. Meetings will be held in March in Winnipeg, Brandon, Gimli, Dauphin, The Pas and Thompson. All details available here. (source:

1 March 2013 - 8:59am |

Marriage or common law union?

Last Friday, Canada’s Supreme Court released its decision regarding the constitutionality of Quebec’s civil law regime for common law couples. Several researchers have used Statistics Canada’s microdata to examine related issues. We’d like to point out Tahany Gadalla’s studies on the impact of divorce and separation on men and women’s poverty rates and income, France-Pascale Ménard’s analysis of the stability of unions in Canada, and Céline LeBourdais et Évelyne Lapierre-Adamcik’s examination of the evolution of family composition in Quebec.

28 January 2013 - 2:07pm |