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GSS-TIFF-ILF (General Social Survey Cycle 25 linked to annual tax files (TIFF) 1982-2013 and Immigrant Landing File (ILF) 2014)


This record linkage project brings together data from the 2011 General Social Survey (cycle 25), the annual tax files (TIFF) from 1982 to 2013, and the 2014 Immigrant Landing File (ILF). The purpose of the linkage project is to better understand and quantify the impact of family transitions experienced (i.e. union formation or dissolution, birth or adoption of a child, etc.) by Canadians on their socio-economic well-being.


This project also adds socio-economic measures to extend the analytical relevance of the GSS-2011. The GSS survey compiled conjugal, parental and work histories of a large sample of respondents. It also collected several socio-economic characteristics. However, most of these can only be used on a cross-sectional basis, as they refer to 12 months preceding the survey date. These linkages of past tax data will allow researchers to document and examine associations from a longitudinal perspective.