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Labour Market and Income

Much of the research undertaken with data available through the CRDCN is related to labour market and income issues. This section was developed to help find relevant news, publications, and videos.

Retirement and pension issues

As Canadian Finance Ministers are meeting at Meech Lake to discuss the future of public pension plans, you may want to consult one of the several studies using RDC data to examine retirement and pension in Canada and that help better understand the stakes.

16 December 2013 - 2:31pm |

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.

Gender Wage Gap : synthesis of findings

Why do women earn less than men? Is it because they are overrepresented in professions that are at the lower end of the pay scale? Because they place a greater value on non-pecuniary aspects of a job? Because they have greater family responsibilities? Or because of gender stereotypes in the workplace? Written by Carole Vincent, the most recent CRDCN synthesis sheds light on the evolution and the persistence of the gender wage gap in Canada by examining these hypotheses based on the evidence generated by an important body of research using Statistics Canada’s detailed microdata files. You can also read the Research Highlight or listen to the presentation Carole made about it at the 2012 Network’s conference.


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