Work-life balance, ecosystem accounting, & causes of death: A few recent Statistics Canada Daily highlights
When you think of Statistics Canada, is the population census the first thing that comes to mind? I suspect that's pretty common -- the census is, after all, a huge undertaking that touches on (and measures) all of us.
But Statistics Canada is about so much more than just the quinquennial counting of citizens! Here are just a few of the cool things they've published in the last few months (and yes, I'm aware that my definition of "cool" may need some work!):
- Satisfaction with work-life balance: Fact sheet, 2012
- Now available as part of the publication Spotlight on Canadians: Results from the General Social Survey (Catalogue number 89-652-X).
- [Reason #1 why you probably wouldn't hear about this one in the news: "... most parents who work full time are satisfied with their work-life balance." Good news is no news...]
- Study: New facts about financial literacy in Canada, 2014
- The first article, "Gender differences in the financial knowledge of Canadians," and the second article, "Financial literacy and retirement planning," are now available in Insights on Canadian Society (Catalogue number 75-006-X)...
- Based on data from the 2014 Canadian Financial Capability Survey (CFCS), which was sponsored by the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada, Employment and Social Development Canada, and the Department of Finance.
- [If financial literacy is your thing, check out the Library's guide to Personal Finance and Financial Literacy Resources.]
- Ecosystem accounting: Thematic accounts, 1971 to 2011 + Study: The changing landscape of Canadian metropolitan areas
- Information on ecosystem statistics and accounts can be found in the article "Measuring ecosystem goods and services in Canada" as part of the publication Human Activity and the Environment (Catalogue number 16-201-X).
- Information on land cover and land use can be found in the articles "Agriculture in Canada" and "The changing landscape of Canadian metropolitan areas" as part of the publication Human Activity and the Environment (Catalogue number 16-201-X).
- Canadian Megatrends, March 2016: Changes in causes of death, 1950 to 2012
- Although death is a universal reality, the cause of death and the age at which most Canadians die changed markedly from 1950 to 2012. The March issue of Canadian Megatrends examines the causes of death in Canada and how improvements in public health practices and policies have helped Canadians live longer.
- The article "Changes in causes of death, 1950 to 2012," which is part of Canadian Megatrends (Catalogue number 11-630-X), is now available...
- [Note: If you haven't done so already, check out the Canadian Megatrends publication -- some amazing high-view perspectives on changes in Canadian society!]
All of these articles were highlighted in Statistics Canada's The Daily -- consider registering for their email updates to keep up on the many useful reports being published about Canada's economy, society, and more. You never know when a newly released bit of data will take you down a new research path!
Business & Economics Librarian