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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.

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 |

New publication

The Canadian Labour Market and Skills Researcher Network (CLSRN) just released a new edition of its newsletter, Labour Market Matters. Among other highlights, we’d like to point out a working paper by Craig Riddell and Xueda Song on the role of education in technology use and adoption in which they used detailed microdata from the Canadian Workplace and Employee Survey accessed at the BCI RDC and Toronto RDC to investigate the causal effects of workers’ educational attainment on their use and adoption of new technologies.


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