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Education and Human Capital



Much of the research undertaken with data available through the CRDCN is related to educational issues or human capital development. This section was developed to help you find relevant news, publications, and videos.



National Child Day

The pathways and conditions supporting the healthy development and well-being of children are issues that researchers are able to investigate thanks to the data available through the Network. To mark National Child Day, we wish to draw your attention to our most recent knowledge synthesis reviewing the evidence on the relationship between family income and children’s outcomes. The authors, Annie McEwen and Jennifer Stewart find that higher income improves a range of child outcomes but that, on the whole, the improvement is quite small. This suggests that addressing inequalities in childhood, which create unequal chances for success later in life, will require policy that tackles more than only income as a source of disadvantage.

20 November 2015 - 1:57pm |

Children’s human capital

The Research Group on Human Capital invites you to attend its first workshop to discuss human capital issues among children and youth in Montreal on October 3. Registration is free but mandatory. To consult the program and register, click here.

16 September 2014 - 3:25pm |

New CRDCN Research Highlight : breastfeeding and cognitive skills

The most recent CRDCN Research Highlight is now available. It is based on an article by Phyllis L.F. Rippeyoung who used the National Longitudinal Survey of Children and Youth (NLSCY) to assess the relative impact of breastfeeding and home environment on poverty gaps in Canadian children cognitive skills.

8 September 2014 - 2:12pm |

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