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Les enfants se portent-ils bien ? Mobilite intergenerationnelle et bien-etre de l'enfant au Canada

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  • Corak, Miles

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L'article examine le cadre conceptuel de la mobilite intergenerationnelle en regard de la relation entre les revenus des parents et ceux des enfants ainsi que le degre et les sources de la mobilite intergenerationnelle au Canada. La principale conclusion est la suivante : la societe canadienne se caracterise par un degre relativement eleve de mobilite intergenerationnelle et, selon l'information disponible, les enfants qui grandissent dans une famille a faible revenu ne sont pas condamnes a toucher de faibles revenus a l'age adulte. A cet egard, le Canada se compare avantageusement a bon nombre d'autres pays, la mobilite y etant en moyenne plus elevee qu'aux Etats-Unis et qu'au Royaume-Uni et similaire a celle observee dans certains des pays les mieux classes a ce chapitre. Les causes de ce phenomene se rapportent a l'acces a une education de grande qualite et aux investissements non monetaires de grande qualite dans les enfants. Cependant, aucun element probant ne permet de lier le niveau du revenu familial et la nature de ces investissements.

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Paper provided by Statistics Canada, Direction des etudes analytiques in its series Direction des etudes analytiques : documents de recherche with number 2001171f.

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Date of creation: 25 Oct 2001
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Handle: RePEc:stc:stcp3f:2001171f

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Keywords: Children and youth; Families; households and housing; Family history; Health and well-being (youth); Income; pensions; spending and wealth; Low income and inequality; Low income families;

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