ERIC Number: ED373908
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Family Incomes: Will Your Children Be as Well Off as Your? = Les revenue familiaux: vos enfants s'en tireront-ils aussi bien que vous?
Theilheimer, Ish, Ed.
Transition, v23 n1 Mar 1993
Against the background of recent radical changes in the Canadian economy, this issue of the Canadian journal "Transition" examines the question of parents' concerns for their children's economic futures. "Changes in Family Incomes and Labour Market Participation in Post-War Canada" (David Ross and Clarence Lochhead) charts changes in family incomes. "Fifteen Years Old and Already Working" (Bernard Fortin) notes that half of secondary school children have paying jobs and suggests that work may take precedence over education. "The Death of the Middle Class" (Daphne Bramhan and Gordon Hamilton) reports that family incomes are declining, that over one quarter of a million families have disappeared from the middle class since 1982, and that one out of two people believe their children's standard of living will be lower than theirs. "Lone-Parent Families, Low Incomes" reports that single-parent families in Canada have increased 34% since 1981, and single parents have lower incomes than other parents. "Through the Looking Glass at Canada's Middle Class" (Sandra Boyle) argues that a longer range view is needed and suggests middle-income Canadians have the most to gain from a new economy based on knowledge, technology, and new industries, especially workers who can master new skills. (TM)
Descriptors: Economic Change, Employment Opportunities, Family Characteristics, Family Financial Resources, Family Income, Family (Sociological Unit), Family Status, Foreign Countries, High School Students, High Schools, Labor Market, Living Standards, Middle Class, One Parent Family
Vanier Institute of the Family, 120 Holland Avenue, Suite 300; Ottawa, Ontario K1Y OX6, Canada (Published quarterly for distribution to members of the Vanier Institute of the Family: Individual, $25; Organizational, $60; Associate, $15; or free to those who find the fee a financial burden).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Multilingual/Bilingual Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Vanier Inst. of the Family, Ottawa (Ontario).