Suggested Readings on Rural Issues
Lectures suggérées sur la ruralité
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patterns in Canada 1999
The survey collects information about
expenditures by households and
families in Canada on a wide variety of goods and services, from food and
shelter to pet expenses and movie admissions. It also collects data about
dwelling characteristics, household appliances, home entertainment and
communications equipment and vehicles.
among older Canadians, 2000
Data for this report are from Cycle 14 of
the GSS, "Access to and use of information communication technology." The GSS is
an annual telephone sample survey covering the non-institutionalized population aged 15
and over in all provinces but not the territories. The topic in 2000 was access to and use
of computer and Internet technology. Data were collected over a 12-month period, with a
different sample each month. Internet penetration rates were estimated on the basis of the
respondent's reported use during the previous year, from the time of the survey. Data on
use were estimated based on the respondent's use during the previous month.
The representative sample had 25,090 respondents, representing an 81% response rate. The
survey results include information from 6,178 persons aged 60 and over, 2,403 men and
3,775 women. These were weighted to represent 2,191,600 men and 2,676,200 women in this
Survey of Giving, Volunteering and Participating 2000
release is based on the report Caring Canadians, involved Canadians, which analyzes
results from the National Survey of Giving, Volunteering and Participating (NSGVP), the
most comprehensive survey of its kind in Canada. It records how Canadians give money and
other resources to individuals and to charitable and non-profit organizations; how they
volunteer time to charitable and non-profit organizations and directly to indivduals; and
how they participate in organizations and civic life.
The survey, first conducted by Statistics Canada in 1997 as a supplement to the Labour
Force Survey, was repeated in the fall of 2000. The 2000 survey was based on a
representative sample of 14,724 Canadians aged 15 and over.
insecurity in Canadian households 1998/99
This release is drawn from "Food insecurity in
Canadian households", one of
three feature articles that appear in the latest edition of Health reports,
available today. Data for all three articles came from the National
Population Health Survey.
For the article on food insecurity, data from the cross-sectional household
component of the 1998/99 NPHS are analyzed. Those who identified themselves
as living in food-insecure households were asked a set of supplementary
questions, such as the use of food banks and problems feeding children.
These questions were posed on behalf of Human Resources Development Canada.
Data for the other two articles, which are on heart disease and physical
activity, were derived from the longitudinal household components of the
1994/95, 1996/97 and 1998/99 NPHS.
operators income 1999
These estimates refer to the income of farm
operators involved in one or
more unincorporated or incorporated farms. These estimates encompass
unincorporated farms with gross operating revenues of $10,000 or more in
1999, and incorporated farms with total agricultural sales of $25,000 or
more in 1999. Estimates for total income of farm families for 1998 were
released in The Daily on April 24, 2001.