Faculty affiliates of the CRSI have several projects examining the various dimensions of social inequality.
Her project “Four Decades of Canadian Earnings Dynamics Across Workers and Firms”, which is in collaboration with Lance Lochner, Emilien Gouin-Bonenfant, Huju Liu, and Youngmin Park, uses tax records on all Canadians to study individual earnings inequality and earnings dynamics from 1983—2016. The researchers use linked employer—employee administrative data from 2001 to 2016 to study the interaction of firm productivity and worker earnings dynamics over that period.
Kate H. Choi
The Canadian Neighborhood Project examines the role of neighborhoods in shaping our health and wellbeing. It investigates (1) the impact of neighborhood contexts in determining the spread of COVID-19; (2) the interdependencies between residential and socioeconomic assimilation of immigrants; and (3) the role of the housing market in generating socioeconomic inequalities by race, immigration cohort, and nationality. For more examples, please go to: https://www.katehchoi.com/neighborhoods
The Public Charter Schools and Segregation in the U.S. project addresses the following three questions: (a) how do public charter schools affect school and residential racial/ethnic segregation?; (b) how do current patterns of segregation shape families’ enrollment in charter schools?; and (c) does this relationship vary for families of different racial/ethnic backgrounds.
The Hardworking Student: A Research Study (HWS Reserach Project) is a longitudinal study examining undergraduates' work-study patterns and experiences using mixex-methods.
The Class of '73 Project follows an Ontario cohort of late baby boomers who were part of the high school graduating “Class of ‘73” and comprises the seventh phase of a 46- year longitudinal research project.
His project “Four Decades of Canadian Earnings Dynamics Across Workers and Firms”, which is in collaboration with Audra Bowlus, Emilien Gouin-Bonenfant, Huju Liu, and Youngmin Park, uses tax records on all Canadians to study individual earnings inequality and earnings dynamics from 1983—2016. The researchers use linked employer—employee administrative data from 2001 to 2016 to study the interaction of firm productivity and worker earnings dynamics over that period.
Her research centers on the analysis of (a) family dynamics and changing kin networks, (b) the impact of parental benefit policies on family wellbeing, (c) population health, and (d) the impact of parenthood of the wellbeing of the family. For more information, please see her research recap and policy briefs.
His “Multicultural Common Spaces” project examines the role of hockey and hockey arenas in promoting social and cultural diversity and inclusion. The research seeks to determine to what extent hockey arenas are promote intercultural engagement across immigrant, racial, ethnic, gender and other groups. It also examines barriers people face in trying to participate in the game. The research examines arenas in Halifax, Toronto and Calgary, and looks at a range of levels of hockey, from peewee to professional. For more information, please visit: http://perceptionsofchange.ca/multiculturalcommonspaces.html
Sean Waite is examining the LGBT employment discrimination in Canada. For more detailed information about his projects, please visit: https://www.seanwaite.ca/areas-of-practice
First Three Years is a SSHRC-funded project that follows a group of 200 graduates of post-secondary video game education programs in Canada and the United States through their first three years in the workforce. The goal of this project is to understand the challenges recent graduates face in the transition from school to work, with particular attention to the unique challenges of women. This project is being carried out in collaboration with Sean Gouglas (University of Alberta), Suzanne de Castell (Ontario Tech University), Jen Jenson (York University) and Jennifer Whitson (University of Waterloo) and with the support of the Higher Education Video Game Alliance (HEVGA).
Her research examines 1) charactersitics of Canadian cities and their effects on retention and economic outcomes of immigrants with a focus on Atlantic Canada, 2) the roles of settlement sectors in integration of immigrants in Canada, and 3) transition of temporary resident status among refugee claimants and pathways to permanent residency in Canada.
Her "Stratification in higher education and population health” project highlights the large inequalities within higher education in US and Canada and how they become evident in unequal health of young and middle-aged adults.
Her social factors in chronic pain examines social determinants and social consequences of chronic pain in Canada, US, and other countries.