Analysis

The Impact of Experiential Learning Programs on Student Success (2009)

This document offers an analysis of 35 research studies that looked at the impact of experiential learning (EL) on student achievement, secondary school graduation, and students’ preparation for life after high school.

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2013-02-22

Approaches to Service Coordination (2011)

This document offers a description and comparative analysis of possible approaches to service coordination for Employment Ontario (EO) to help achieve the vision of a comprehensive system that breaks down barriers between programs and better integrates the supports that clients require to be successful in their training.

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2013-02-21

Literacy and Essential Skills in Saskatchewan: Environmental Scan 2012 (2012)

The goal of this report is to provide context for understanding the current state of Literacy and Essential Skills (LES) in the province of Saskatchewan. The author discusses such issues as existing and emerging skill shortages; increasing numbers of people seeking English as a Second Language (ESL) training; the growing Aboriginal population and its literacy needs; and other demographic challenges faced by the province.

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2013-01-31

Grassroots and governance: Exploring informal learning opportunities to support active citizenship and community-based organizations within Canada (2010)

This paper explores a study on lifelong learning, citizenship, and participation in community-based organizations in Canada. Specifically, the research focused on the contributions grassroots organizations make to Canadian society; the kinds of relationships that exist between grassroots organizations, government, and other organizations; and the gender differences in citizen participation.

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2013-01-18

Measuring Productivity in the Service Sector (2009)

In this study, the authors examine the literature about the difficulties of measuring productivity in the service sector in general, and in the tourism /hospitality industry in particular.

There are many reasons offered to explain the low productivity and productivity growth slowdown in the service sector, the authors note. The unsatisfactory definition of service productivity and measurement errors are mostly to blame.

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2013-01-10

Labour Productivity in the Canadian Tourism Sector (2010)

This study uses a number of indicators to calculate labour productivity for the tourism sector and, in turn, to determine to what extent demographic characteristics of the labour force affect labour productivity.

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2013-01-04

Wage Growth over the Past 30 Years: Changing Wages by Age and Education (2012)

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This analytical paper is based on data from Statistics Canada research aimed at providing information on how wage rates of Canadian workers have changed over the past three decades. Wages are expressed in 2010 dollars.

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2012-12-20

The evolution of wealth over the life cycle (2012)

Perspectives on Labour and Income, Vol. 24, No. 3 - June 22, 2012

This Statistics Canada study uses a series of surveys to estimate and compare the wealth accumulation process from the young adult years, defined as ages 28 to 34, to the near-retirement period, ages 56 to 62, for three successive cohorts of Canadians who entered adulthood in 1977, 1984, and 1999 respectively.

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2012-12-11

Plain Language Summaries: A Socio-economic Analysis of Health and Literacy Among Seniors (2007)

This is a summary of a Statistics Canada study examining the relationship between the socio-economic factors that shape population health on the one hand, and literacy levels and practices on the other, with special emphasis on senior citizens.

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2012-12-10

The job search of the older unemployed (2012)

Perspectives on Labour and Income, Vol. 24, No. 3 - August 22, 2012

Relying mainly upon data from the Employment Insurance Coverage Survey from 2006 to 2010, this Statistics Canada study looks at how unemployed adults age 55 to 64 search for a job, compared with their younger counterparts.

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2012-12-04

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