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Survey of Financial Security (SFS) 2016

RDC News: May 2018

May hours and holiday closures, and the availability of a new data set.

Apr 26, 2018

Upcoming Hours

Please note the upcoming changes to the usual centre operating hours this month:

  • CLOSED on Monday May 21st for Victoria day.


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!

Survey of Financial Security (SFS) 2016

The Survey of Financial Security (SFS) collects information from a sample of Canadian households on their assets, debts, employment, income and education. The SFS provides a comprehensive picture of the financial health of Canadians. Information is collected on the value of all major financial and non-financial assets and on the money owing on mortgages, vehicles, credit cards, student loans and other debts.

The survey data are used by government departments to help formulate policy, the private sector and by individuals and families to compare their wealth with those of similar types of families. Researchers exploring income, spending, household assets, debt and wealth may be interested in this data set.

For more information on this data set, please see: 

The McMaster RDC is now accepting proposals for work with this data. For information on the application process, please visit: