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Case Study 3: The Canadian Family

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Canada

  • The proportion of "traditional" families continues to decline
  • Same-sex common-law couples: Male couples outnumber female couples
  • Common-law relationships in Quebec: Proportion reaches similar level as in Sweden
  • Canadian household size declining and living alone on the rise
  • More seniors living with a spouse, more living alone and fewer living in health care institutions
  • More children living with common-law parents
  • More young adults living with their parents

Source: Canada. Statistics Canada. "Profile of Canadian families and households: Diversification continues." 2001 Census Analysis Series. 22 October 2002. Accessed 22 October 2002. <http://www12.statcan.ca/english/census01/products/analytic/companion/fam/contents.cfm>


Writing Sample 1:

Canadian families are becoming more diverse and the number of "traditional" families is decreasing. Households today are smaller and those in them are increasingly people living by themselves, seniors living with their partners, children living with common-law couples, and parents living with young adults.

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Writing Sample 2:

A recent report from the 2001 Census Analysis Series observes that Canadian families are becoming more diverse. The report shows that households today are smaller and those in them are increasingly people living by themselves, seniors living with their partners, children living with common-law couples, and parents living with young adults. At the same time, "the proportion of 'traditional' families continues to decline" (Canada 2002).

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