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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.



Income and Children's Outcomes in Canada

What can we really expect from government transfers, such as child benefits, that increase household income? Do they really improve children's outcomes? Annie McEwen et Jennifer Stewart review the evidence in the most recent CRDCN synthesis: “The Relationship Between Income and Children’s Outcomes: A Synthesis of Canadian Evidence.” You can also read the Research Highlight and consult the annotated bibliography.

New datasets available in the RDCs

The data from the Survey of Labour and Income Dynamics (SLID) 2011, which allows to better understand the economic well-being of Canadians through shifts that individuals and families live through, including changes in factors such as paid work, family make-up and receipt of government transfers, and the data from the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) a multi-cycle international programme assessing the skills and competencies of adults in several countries, including Canada, are now available in the RDCs.

November is financial literacy month in Canada

As part of the financial literacy month, we’d like to draw your attention to a recent study by Thomas Lalime et Pierre-Carl Michaud where they examine financial literacy levels in Canada using data from the Canadian Financial Capability Survey and find that Quebec is behind in this area compared to the rest of the country. Also enlightening: Jennifer Robson’s The Case for Financial Literacy and Saul Schwartz’s Can Financial Education Improve Financial Literacy and Retirement Planning?.

13 November 2013 - 3:31pm |

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