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New data sets at the McMaster Research Data Centre

New data sets at the RDC: In the upcoming weeks we will be receiving new data sets and surveys at the McMaster Research Data Centre. New cycles of the Canadian Income Survey (CIS) are also available now.

Jul 28, 2017

New data sets at the RDC

In the upcoming weeks we will be receiving new data sets and surveys at the McMaster Research Data Centre. Please see the information below. Researchers interested in accessing these data sets are encouraged to submit proposals!

Canadian Income Survey (CIS)

New cycles of the Canadian Income Survey (CIS) are now available! The CIS provides a picture of the income and income sources of Canadians, including both their individual and household characteristics. This includes gathering information on personal income, labour market actives, activity restrictions, school attendance, child care expenses, support payments, and housing costs. The collected data from the CIS is combined with tax data and information from the Labour Force Survey (LFS). This includes individual and household characteristics (such as age, educational alinement, employment characteristics, family makeup) and geographic details (such as census metropolitan areas). This was a cross-sectional survey administered to a sub-sample of those selected for the LFS. The 2015 CIS used 4 rotation groups answering the LFS in January-April of 2016 (a sample size of approximately 9,000 households per rotation group). approximately 9,000 households per rotation group). Researchers interested in families and housing, personal and household income, spending, wealth, labour, and low income inequality may find this a useful data set.

For further details on the survey itself, please go to the information page on CIS at the Statistics Canada website: 

The McMaster RDC is now accepting proposals for work with this data. For information on the application process, please visit: http://www.statcan.gc.ca/eng/rdc/process