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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.



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 |

Future well-being of the elderly : call for papers

In collaboration with CIRANO and the Chaire de recherche Industrielle Alliance sur les enjeux économiques des changements démographiques, the 2016 QICSS international conference will be held in Montreal, on December 5 and 6, and will address the well-being of seniors. Interested researchers should send a complete draft of their paper by September 1, 2016. Authors whose paper is accepted will have their travel expenses covered by the organizers. For all details, please click here.

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