New Research Opportunities Using Historical Census Micro-Data in the RDCs

CRDCN Webinar

Presenter: Danielle Gauvreau

January 21 2015 - 1PM EST

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Pourquoi les femmes gagnent-elles moins que les hommes ?

CRDCN Webinar

Presenter: Carole Vincent
January 19 2015 - 1PM EST
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You can also read her synthesis on the issue.

CRDCN 2014 National Conference

Investing in our Futures

The Power Point presentations as well as the video of our keynote speaker, Janet Currie ("The importance of Child Health") are now available.

CRDCN Webinar

Differences between immigrants at various durations of residence and host population in all-cause mortality, Canada 1991–2006


Listen to our webinar with Walter Omariba to find the answer.

Breastfeeding and cognitive skills

Now available: The latest CRDCN Research Highlight assessing the relative impact of breastfeeding and home environment on poverty gaps in Canadian children’s cognitive skills.

Can Breastfeeding Reduce Socioeconomic Disparities in Children’s Cognitive Skills?

Income & children's outcomes

Can income transfers, such as child benefits, improve children's outcomes? Annie McEwen et Jennifer Stewart review the evidence in the most recent CRDCN synthesis

Recent News

  • Future of Data in the Canadian Social Sciences: an action plan

    BCIRDC Academic Director Kevin Milligan was recently invited by data librarians from Western Canada to address the future of data in the social sciences. In his talk, he argues that Canada is not ready for the large shift that is currently moving the data world away from surveys and toward administrative datasets and that if we fail to keep up with this transformation, we will fall behind in both our capacity to attract and retain the best researchers and graduate students and in our capacity to contribute to a better understanding of our changing society. Looking forward, and in order to live up to this challenge, he proposes a three-pronged action plan, focused on redeveloping things that have been lost: public trust from fellow Canadians, by adopting a Charter of Data Practices; support for funding data, because good data need real dollars; and census, because we need it: “it is the ultimate anchor for nearly everything we do with data.” His PowerPoint presentation and speaking notes are available here.

    15 December 2014 - 10:58am |
  • Language skills facilitate the economic integration of immigrants

    The Population Change and Lifecourse Strategic Knowledge Cluster just released a new Policy Brief summarizing a recent study by Lisa Kaida, Academic director of Memorial RDC, in which she used the Longitudinal Survey of Immigrants to evaluate the impact of host country formal education and language training on the economic situation of recently arrived immigrant adults. Her results suggest that taking English and French language lessons help new immigrants exit poverty. And for highly educated newcomers, getting a Canadian education also makes a difference. The article published in Social Science Research is available here while the Policy Brief is downloadable here.

    10 December 2014 - 12:10pm |
  • Job Opportunity in an RDC

    Statistics Canada’s Microdata Access Division invites applications for two positions as RDC analyst in London, Ontario and in Quebec City. Deadline to submit your candidacy is December 16.

    8 December 2014 - 1:56pm |