Employment Insurance Status Vector
1997 - 2021
The microdata from the Employment Insurance Program’s administrative records on EI beneficiaries are now available in the RDCs.The Employment Insurance Status Vector (EISV) data consist of individual-level, weekly records covering the period of January 1997 to August 2018. For each individual, there is a hierarchy of files, including one “header” file and multiple “trailer” files. The header file contains policy-relevant information on the claims, such as the reason of separation, the previous occupation of the claimant, and the number of weeks of benefits received. The trailer files contain supplementary information on a weekly basis for those claims.
There are three trailer files, capturing relevant weekly information on:
- Disqualification or disentitlement;
- Benefits (i.e., information reported by an EI claimant on biweekly reports to Service Canada, and the outcome of these reports, regarding the payment of benefits, the reason for non-payment of benefits, and receipt of income from other sources, such as part-time work or training allowance); and
- Earnings (i.e., detailed work activity and earnings, as reported by an EI claimant to Service Canada on a biweekly basis).
|1997-2021||Employment Insurance Status Vector|
All publications (e.g. scientific articles, reports, dissertations, theses) and presentations based on a dataset available in the RDCs should include an acknowledgement of the support provided by granting councils (SSHRC, CIHR, CFI), Statistics Canada and host university. See a sample
Arezou Zaresani (2020).
Adjustment cost and incentives to work: Evidence from a disability insurance program
Journal of Public Economics
Ross Finnie and David Gray (2018).
How do older laid-off workers get by: Reemployment, early retirement, or social insurance benefits?
Canadian Public Policy / Analyse de Politiques , 173-189
Ross Finnie, David Gray, and Yan Zhang (2016).
A longitudinal analysis of GIS entries and exits
Canadian Public Policy / Analyse de Politiques , 287-307