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Families count: Profiling Canada's families IV

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Vanier Institute of the Family
Publication Date: 
3 Oct 2010

Families Count is a 211 page report with a wealth of statistical information. A few topics of particular interest: mother's employment, pg. 80; dual earner families, pg. 86; limited availability of family-friendly work arrangements, p. 90; family poverty, pg. 118; Part III: Care and support, pg. 138.


The new edition of the Vanier Institute's popular data book on families in Canada. The Vanier Institute of the Family has been producing this essential resource since 1994. The name has changed but readers will still find a wealth of information on families in Canada -- in all of their diversity -- and on the range of factors influencing their wellbeing. Through the use of easy-to-read charts and tables and commentary, Families Count identifies trends, successes, and challenges facing Canada's families today. The new electronic format will ensure broad accessibility for all those with an interest in families.

Excerpt from the news release:

The Vanier Institute of the Family has released Families Count: Profiling Canada's Families IV. Timed to provide a backdrop for National Family Week, (October 4-9), Families Count details the many trends that are reshaping family life in Canada.

The data in Families Count shows that while family life in Canada is diverse and dynamic, all families balance the essential and fundamental challenges of providing and caring for loved-ones.


Families Count updates data on a wide range of metrics from demographics, educational attainment, work-life balance, economic well-being, housing, and the provision of care within and between generations.