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General Social Survey — Social Engagement (Cycle 17)
The two primary objectives of the General Social Survey (GSS) are: to gather data on social trends in order to monitor changes in the living conditions and well being of Canadians over time; and to provide information on specific social policy issues of current or emerging interest.
This survey collects data on dimensions of social engagement, including social participation, civic participation, trust and reciprocity.
Major census-related topics and subtopics
Place of work and mode of transportation
- Housework and maintenance
- Child care
- Transportation assistance
- Official volunteering
- Help received: nature of help, relantionship to helper, frequency
- Help given: nature of help, relationship to beneficiary, frequency, time spent helping
Secondary census-related topics
Labour market activities
Limited census-related topics
Ethnic diversity and immigration
Housing and shelter costs
Lowest levels of geography
Provinces and selected census metropolitan areas
- Basic standard products
- Public use microdata file
- Customized tabulations