2004 Congress and RDC Symposium Papers

A journey through data: the riches of the Research Data Centres

  • Chair Rajulton Fernando (Department of Sociology, University of Western Ontario).
  • Gustave Goldmann (Research Data Centres, Statistics Canada). An overview of the Research Data Centre (RDC) program and this Symposium

Part 1 Ethno-cultural roots, Chair Barry Edmonston (Portland State University)

Part 2 Children and education, Chair Satya Brink (Learning Policy Directorate, Human Resources Development Canada)

  • Lynn Barr-Telford, Fernando Cartwright (Centre for Education, Statistics Canada). The Youth in Transition Survey (YITS) and other educational data.
  • André Cyr, Charles Tardif (Longitudinal Special Survey Methodology, Statistics Canada). The National Longitudinal Survey of Children and Youth (NLSCY).

Part 3 Population health, Chair Philippe Finès (Régie régionale de la santé et des services sociaux de l'Outaouais, and Health Analysis and Measurement Group, Statistics Canada)

Part 4 Social and economic well-being, Chair Pascale Beaupré (Demography Division, Statistics Canada) Susan Stobert (General Social Survey, Statistics Canada).

Determinants of health: socio-economic status, immigration and other factors

Ageing: transitions to retirement, activity patterns, and psychological well-being of the elderly

  • Leroy Stone, Hasheem Nouroz (Family and Community Support Systems, Statistics Canada), Alexandre Genest (Social Policy, Human Resources and Skills Development Canada), Jacques Légaré (Département de démographie, Université de Montréal). A new comprehensive measure to identify whether a person is engaged in a transition to retirement.
  • Tingting Lu, Anne H Gauthier (Department of Sociology, University of Calgary). Cross-national differences in the activity patterns of elderly adults. MS PowerPoint / Adobe Acrobat.
  • Zheng Wu, Christoph M Schimmele (Department of Sociology, University of Victoria). Living arrangements and psychological well-being of the oldest old population in China.

Population health research in Manitoba

Aboriginal peoples and internal migration

  • Andrey N Petrov (University of Northern Iowa and Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia). Population dynamics in the Canadian North in the 1990s: factors and spatial patterns. PowerPoint / Adobe Acrobat
  • Bali Ram, Y Edward Shin (Demography Division, Statistics Canada, Ottawa). Educational selectivity of interprovincial migration in Canada, 1976-1981 to 1996-2001.
  • Yohannes Kinfu (Center for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research, Australian National University). Spatial mobility among Indigenous Australians: patterns and determinants.
  • Andy Siggner, Janet Hagey (Housing, Family and Social Statistics Division, Statistics Canada). Measuring demographic change in the Aboriginal population residing in urban areas of Canada.
  • Heather Tait (Aboriginal Peoples Survey, Statistics Canada). Country food harvesting and community wellness among Inuit in the Canadian North.

Immigration and ethnic diversity in Canada: Part 1. Location, fertility, alternative medicine, and citizenship

Immigration and ethnic diversity in Canada: Part 2. Education, occupation, and home ownership


Immigration policies, age and sex data, local population estimates, and demographic models

  • Richard A Wanner (Department of Sociology, University of Calgary), Jaap Dronkers (Department of Political and Social Science, European University Institute). The effects of immigration policies and welfare regime on the income and occupational status of immigrants to 23 Western countries.
  • Shirley Loh, Ravi Verma, Margaret Michalowski (Demography Division, Statistics Canada). An evaluation of the age and sex data from the 1971 to 2001 censuses of Canada, the provinces and territories.
  • Zongli Tang (Department of Sociology, Auburn University at Montgomery). A national cohort method for better age distributions in population estimates.
  • Alison Yacyshyn (Department of Sociology, University of Western Ontario). Models of population, health and food.

Families and childbearing in Canada

Parents and children in Canada

Demographic perspectives on developing countries. Part 1. Determinants of fertility

  • Stephen Obeng Gyimah (Department of Sociology, Queen’s University). Migration and fertility behaviour in sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Satyajeet Nanda (Gujarat Institute of Development Research). Determinants of motherhood in teenagers and fate of their pregnancy outcome: evidence from the National Family Health Survey of India. MS Powerpoint / Adobe Acrobat
  • Ali Muhammad (Department of Sociology, University of Western Ontario). Time invariant covariates of successive births in Pakistan. MS PowerPoint / Adobe Acrobat
  • G Mustafa Zahid (Department of Sociology, University of Western Ontario). Impact of maternal education and health-related behaviours on infant and child survival in Pakistan. MS PowerPoint / Adobe Acrobat
  • Xingshan Cao (Department of Sociology, University of Toronto). Does village endogamy affect fertility behaviour? The case of rural China. MS PowerPoint / Adobe Acrobat
  • Amir Erfani (University of Western Ontario), Socio-demographic determinants of effective fecundability of married women in Turkey: a hazards-model analysis of first birth interval.

Demographic perspectives on developing countries. Part 2. Social and economic challenges to development