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RDC News: September 2015

Fall hour changes, new data sets at the RDC, and Canadian Financial Capability Survey (CFCS) 2014.

Sep 01, 2015

Fall Hour Changes:
Please note the RDC will continue with reduced summer hours for the first week of September (early closings at 5pm). Starting Tuesday September 8th, Mills Library will revert back to normal hours. This means the RDC will once again be closing daily at 5:30pm. The RDC will be closed for the Labour Day holiday on Monday September 7th. There will be NO extended hours for the month of September. Extended hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays will resume again in October. Please consult the schedule for Mills Library for more information.

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 Financial Capability Survey (CFCS) 2014
The Canadian Financial Capability Survey (CFCS) 2014 is a survey exploring the degree of knowledge that Canadians possess regarding financial decision- making. This cross-sectional survey targeted all persons aged 18 and over in Canada, with the exceptions of those living in Nunavut, Northwest Territories, and Yukon. Sampling was based on the current Labour Force Survey design. Participants were asked about their understanding of their financial situations, financial services available to them, their future plans, approaches to day-to-day money management, and longer-term money management and financial planning.

The previous version of this survey was released in 2009; the 2014 version of the CFCS retained the 2009 content, but also added content from new survey partners (the Bank of Canada and Finance Canada). Researchers conducting work on household assets, spending, savings, incomes, pensions, and wealth may be interested in this data set.

For further details on this data set, please go to the information page at the Statistics Canada website: www23.statcan.gc.ca/imdb/p2SV.pl?Function=getSurvev&SDDS=5159

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