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Social Issues
A 50-year-old worker in 2008 could expect to stay in the labour force 3.5 years longer than in the mid-1990s, according to an indicator that tracks the retirement behaviour of Canadians. (Full Story)
In 2010, police reported 554 homicides in Canada, 56 fewer than the year before. This decline follows a decade of relative stability. The homicide rate fell to 1.62 for every 100,000 population, its lowest level since 1966. (Full Story)
Women find happy guys significantly less sexually attractive than swaggering or brooding men, according to a new University of British Columbia study that helps to explain the enduring allure of “bad boys” and other iconic gender types. (Full Story)
On average, real wages for women increased by 11.6% between 1988 and 2008. While growth occurred in all age and wage groups, the most dramatic improvement was among women age 45 to 49 (+17.8%) and those at the higher end of the wage distribution (+16.0%). (Full Story)
Between 2000 and 2008, average total income for Canadian women increased at almost twice the pace as it did for men, although women continued to have lower income levels. (Full Story)
As of May 15 2010, there were about 69,300 police officers in Canada, up by almost 2,000 from 2009. Police strength, as measured by the rate of police officers per capita, increased 2% in 2010 to 203 officers for every 100,000 population, its highest point since 1981. (Full Story)
The situation of women in Canadian society and in the labour market has undergone a massive shift over the past few decades. Women now account for the majority of university graduates. (Full Story)
In Canada, the proportion of women aged 40 to 44 who have a university degree more than doubled in 20 years, climbing from 11% in 1986 to 23% in 2006. (Full Story)
Families with parents who work particularly long hours surprisingly earn less than parents who work standard work years, according to a study published online. (Full Story)
More Canadian seniors who are eligible for Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS) benefits are actually receiving them, as both take-up rates and application rates have improved. (Full Story)
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