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



Post-doctoral opportunity at McGill

The Canada Research Chair in Social Statistics and Family Change at McGill University is looking for a post-doctoral fellow for a research project that will examine to what extent economic experience over the life course influences conjugal and fertility behaviours and, conversely, the effect of family trajectory on an individual's financial situation. The analyses will be based on a unique database matching the 2011 Canadian General Social Survey, a large retrospective study investigating respondents’ family and work trajectories, with their tax files from 1982 to 2013. To know more and apply, click on the title of this news.

6 August 2018 - 3:15pm |

New datasets available

Vital statistics (birth and death databases) for the year 2014 are now available in the RDCs. These administrative surveys collect demographic and medical information for the cause of death and on all live births annually from all provincial and territorial vital statistics registries.

17 January 2018 - 7:46am |

Volunteering in Canada: what do we know?

December 4 is International Volonteer Day. We take this opportunity to highlight the research on volunteering being done in the RDCs with various datasets, notably the GSS on Giving, Volunteering, and Participating. Is compulsory volunteering for adolescents an effective means to developing volunteering afterwards, in adulthood? How does charity proximity affect behavior? Are contributions of time and money substitutes or complements? What is the impact of religion, taxation, and social cohesion on volunteering and charitable donations? These are some of the questions that our researchers have examined. Find more, in our online bibliography.

5 December 2017 - 11:37am |

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