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The family gap in Canada: new study available

In a recent report published by the Cirano, Marie Connolly, Marie Mélanie Fontaine and Catherine Haeck examine the earning differentials between parents and individuals with no children in Canada using confidential microdata from the General Social Survey and the Longitudinal and International Study of Adults. Their analysis confirms that mothers earn less than women with no children but also shows that the “family gap” is generally lower for Quebec mothers than other Canadian mothers, and greater for mothers with less education and for single mothers. On the contrary, fathers enjoy a family bonus: their mean earnings is higher than that of men with no children. The study (in French) is available here.

2018 International Methodology Symposium : call for papers

Statistics Canada is soliciting contributed papers examining methodological issues related to the use of multiple sources of data, as part of its 2018 International Methodology Symposium, "Combine to Conquer: Innovations in the Use of Multiple Sources of Data," that will be held in Ottawa, next November. Interested researchers should submit a proposal by May 11, 2018.  Selected contributors must submit the final version of their presentation by September 7, and the final paper by January 11, 2019.

13 April 2018 - 5:36pm |

QICSS summer school: register now

This year, QICSS summer school proposes 12 different modules, including week-long methodological courses, one-day data seminars and introductory level software workshops. The complete program and registration is available on its website

4 April 2018 - 6:14pm |

New pilot in the RDCs: call for proposals

As part of a new pilot project in the RDCs, Statistics Canada invites research proposals to use the University and College Academic Staff System (UCASS) data base for 1970 to 2010. The UCASS collects data on a wide range of socioeconomic characteristics that provide a detailed portrait of full-time university academic staff in Canada. The pilot project aims to evaluate and improve confidentiality vetting rules and the documentation for researchers. Proposals are to be submitted by April 13. Read the call for all details.

22 March 2018 - 6:22pm |

New data set now available

The Survey of Household Spending - 2015 is now available in the RDCs. This survey primarily collects detailed information on household expenditures. It also collects information about the annual income of household members (from personal income tax data), demographic characteristics of the household, certain dwelling characteristics (e.g., type, age and tenure) and certain information on household equipment (e.g., electronics and communications equipment).

8 March 2018 - 9:09pm |

Pilot project with business data: call for proposals

As part of a new pilot project in the RDCs, Statistics Canada is inviting research proposals to use the T2-Longitudinal Employment Analysis Program (LEAP). The T2-LEAP is an enterprise-level database that contains key information on firm entry and exit, demographics, finances, and performance. This dataset has been used to study to study issues such as employment and business dynamics, industry turnover, productivity growth, high-growth firms, and firm financing, survival and performance. Proposals will be accepted and evaluated on an ongoing basis until April 30. Read the call for proposals for all details.

2 March 2018 - 1:47pm |

Call for panel proposals: CSPC 2018

The call for panel proposals for the Canadian Science Policy Conference (CSPC) 2018 which will be held in Ottawa on November 7-9 is now open! Proposals can be in a variety of presentation formats around this year's theme Building Bridges Between Science, Policy, and Society.The diversity of presentation formats throughout the conference makes it possible for delegates and organizations to share their thoughts, views, and experiences in an interactive and engaging manner. The deadline for submitting your proposal is April 13, 2018.

20 February 2018 - 8:11am |

Best thesis awards in population health

The Quebec Population Health Research Network has launched its Master’s and Ph.D. competition to recognize contributions to the field of population health research. Theses should have been sustained in Quebec before August 31st, 2017. Application forms must be submitted by March 2. All details are available here.

18 February 2018 - 11:35am |

Job opportunity

The International Union for Health Promotion and Education (IUHPE), headquartered at the University of Montreal since November 2017, is looking for its next Executive Director. The IUHPE is a unique worldwide, independent and professional association of individuals and organisations committed to improving the health and wellbeing of the people through education, community action and the development of healthy public policy. Interested candidates should submit their CV and an application letter by February 16. For more information on the position and the application process, please read the full job description.
8 February 2018 - 10:29am |

Call for presentations: Young scholars conference

Graduate students, post-doctoral researchers and recent graduates conducting (or having conducted) research at the QICSS are invited to submit a proposal for the 11th edition of the New Scholars Conference that will be held on March 30 at UQAM. This year's theme is « Making Sense of Data: Multidisciplinary Perspectives in Social Statistics », and the deadline to submit proposal is February 16. All details available here.

5 February 2018 - 9:32am |

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