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LISA (Longitudinal and International Study of Adults)


The Longitudinal and International Study of Adults collects information from people across Canada about their jobs, education, health and family. The study is also interested in how changes in these areas have affected people's lives. This survey aims to help improve education, employment, training and social services in Canada.

Statistics Canada has introduced administrative data for LISA family members. For each LISA respondent with valid T1 Family File (T1FF) administrative data, any family member ever identified in the T1FF is historically flagged. Each family member is then linked to their own historical T1FF administrative data. With this wide breadth of information for LISA family members, past and present, data users can now examine historical intergenerational connections and the course of factors that may influence whole families, as well as individuals, over time. 

Additional requirements for LISA users:


Publications using this survey

Fonseca, R., Lord S., and Parker S. C. (2020).  Self-employment at older ages in Canada. Chaire de recherche sur les enjeux économiques intergénérationnels (CREEi) Cahiers de recherche / Research Chair in Intergenerational Economics Working Paper, Montréal, QC: Chaire de recherche sur les enjeux économiques intergénérationnels (CREEI). Abstract
El-Attar, M., and Fonseca R. (2020).  Public pensions and low income dynamics in Canada. CREEI Cahier de recherche, Montréal, QC: Research Chair in Intergenerational Economics. Abstract
Adeline, A., Crèvecoeur I. Choinière, Benito R. Fonseca, and Michaud P-C. (2020).  Income volatility, health and well-being. CIRANO Cahier Scientifique, Montréal, QC: Centre Interuniversitaire de Recherche en Analyse des Organisations (CIRANO). Abstract
Tourangeau, M-A. (2019).  La pauvreté et le bien-être chez les aînés au Canada. Département des sciences économiques. Montréal, QC: Université du Québec à Montréal. Abstract