Statistics Canada Documents

Plain Language Summaries: The Canadian Component of the 2003 International Adult Literacy and Skills Survey (IALSS) -The Situation of Official Language Minorities (2007)

This document offers a summary of a Statistics Canada study that uses the results of the International Adult Literacy and Life Skills Survey (IALSS) to analyze the literacy skills of Canada’s official language minorities.

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2013-01-14

Plain Language Summaries: Literacy Utilization in Canadian Workplaces (2008)

This brief document summarizes a Statistics Canada study that used data from the 1994 International Adult Literacy Survey (IALS) to examine the issue of the under-utilization of literacy skills in the Canadian workplace.

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2013-01-07

Plain Language Summaries: Schooling, Literacy and Individual Earnings (2008)

This paper is one in a series providing plain-language summaries of a number of research documents from Statistics Canada. It is part of a project carried out by the National Adult Literacy Database (NALD), with funding from the Canadian Council on Learning (CCL).

The focus of this summary is a study that looked at the International Adult Literacy Survey (IALS) as a tool to help explain labour market outcomes.

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2013-01-02

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

Analytical Paper

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

Plain Language Summaries: Catching Up With The Swedes - Probing the Canada-Sweden Literacy Gap (2007)

This brief document summarizes a Statistics Canada study that attempted to determine why the incidence of low literacy is much higher in Canada that it is in Sweden.

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2012-12-17

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

Plain Language Summaries: Literacy scores, human capital and growth across fourteen OECD countries (2008)

This brief document offers a summary of a study that used data from the 1994 International Adult Literacy Survey (IALS) as the basis for measuring the quality of the investment in education within an analysis of economic growth for 14 countries that are members of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).

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2012-12-03

Plain Language Summaries: Adult Education in North America - International Perspectives (2007)

This paper is one in a series of documents providing plain-language summaries of a number of online research documents from Statistics Canada. It is part of a project carried out by the National Adult Literacy Database (NALD), with funding from the Canadian Council on Learning (CCL).

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2012-11-26

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