ERIC Number: ED429444
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
The Socio-Economic Vitality of Official-Language Communities. New Canadian Perspectives.
Beaudin, Maurice; Boudreau, Rene; De Benedetti, George
Socioeconomic profiles of two Canadian communities are presented in which the language spoken, an official language, is also a minority language: the French-speaking Acadian minority in an area of Prince Edward Island, and an anglophone minority in the Gaspe Peninsula. The profiles are designed to establish a comparative base from which to assess the relative economic vitality of each minority in its regional context. The study has three phases. The first consists of community profiles; information given about each community includes: demographic data and the relationship between demography and linguistics; the labor market; economic structure; education; income level and source; characteristics of the female labor force; and the comparative status of the minority group in this context. The second phase consists of interviews conducted in selected linguistic minority communities (francophone and anglophone) in Prince Edward Island and Quebec. Responses to the survey questions are summarized for each area covered. The third phase is a summary and conclusions drawn about the two communities profiled and analysis and action framework for linguistic minority communities in general. Contains 23 references. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Canadian Heritage, Ottawa (Ontario).
Identifiers - Location: Canada