ERIC Number: ED448937
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Profiling Canada's Families II.
Vanier Inst. of the Family, Ottawa (Ontario).
Noting that Canadians have witnessed profound demographic, economic, social, cultural, and technological changes over the last century and the need for sound demographic information for future planning, this report is the second to identify significant trends affecting Canada's families. Following an introductory section providing relevant definitions and a historical perspective regarding changes in families, the report is organized in three parts: (1) "Canada's Families: Who They Are," including information on age structure, immigrants, population distribution, family types, marriage, divorce, parenthood, adoption, child custody, and single parents; (2) "Canada's Families: What They Do," including information on family time use, labor force participation, employed parents, unemployment, income level, and family poverty; and (3) "Canada's Families: How They Feel," including information on time stress, family expenditures, child care, extracurricular activities, family communication, health, unpaid assistance to family members, children in out-of-home care, family violence, and desired number of children. Each part of the report includes numerous charts and tables of family-related information accompanied by discussion of the trends presented. Both national and provincial level data are included. The report concludes by noting that the tapestry of Canadian families will continue to grow richer and more varied and asserting that the nation must decide how best to acknowledge, support, and reinforce the commitments that individuals make to one another as they create and sustain their families. (KB)
Descriptors: Children, Demography, Employed Parents, Family Life, Family Relationship, Family Size, Family (Sociological Unit), Family Structure, Foreign Countries, Marriage, National Surveys, Social Influences, Socioeconomic Background, Statistical Data, Tables (Data), Unemployment
Vanier Institute of the Family, 94 Centrepointe Drive, Nepean, Ontario K2G 6B1, Canada ($35 Canadian).
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Vanier Inst. of the Family, Ottawa (Ontario).
Identifiers - Location: Canada