Survey of Household Spending
1997 - 2021
The main purpose of the survey is to obtain detailed information about household spending as well as limited information on dwelling characteristics and household equipment. A series of pooled microdata files are also available. Each combine 4 years of SHS data into one cross-section: 2010-2013, 2012-2015 and 2014-2017. The files contain household-level data from the 10 provinces only. The advantage of using data pooled from multiple years is the larger sample size which generally reduces the variance associated with an estimate. This may enable data users to produce quality estimates for detailed expenditure categories and/or population groups that would not have been possible with only one year of SHS data. Certain adjustments were made to the data in these files so that the 4 pooled years can be used as one cross-section: For each set of pooled years, survey weights have been recalibrated so that the records in all four years combined are representative of the survey’s target population in the 10 provinces in the most recent year pooled. For example, the weights in the 2014-2017 files were recalibrated to represent the 2017 population. Income and expenditures have been adjusted so that they represent the values in the most recent year of the pooled data. For example, for the pooled 2014-2017 files, values from the 2014 to 2016 surveys have been converted to constant 2017 dollars. Adjustments were made to certain variables to account for differences in concepts or measurement between the 4 years pooled.
|1997,1998,1999,2000,2001,2002,2003,2004,2005,2006,2007,2008,2009,2010,2011,2012,2013,2014,2015,2016,2017||Survey of Household Spending|
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
Brad R. Humphreys, Jane E. Ruseski, and Jie Yang (2020).
Household consumption decisions: Will expanding sports betting impact health?
Review of Economics of the Household
Lauren E. Jones, Kevin Milligan, and Mark Stabile (2019).
Child cash benefits and family expenditures: Evidence from the National Child Benefit
Canadian Journal of Economics , 1433-1463
Sterling Edmonds and Mohammad Hajizadeh (2019).
Assessing progressivity and catastrophic effect of out-of-pocket payments for healthcare in Canada: 2010-2015
The European Journal of Health Economics , 1001-1011
Marik Danvoye (2018).
Dépenses des ménages québécois pour la culture et les médias de 2010 à 2015
Maryam Rezaei (2017).
Power to the people: Thinking (and rethinking) energy poverty in British Columbia, Canada
Julien Boelaert, François Gardes, and Simon Langlois (2017).
Convergence des consommations entre classes socioéconomiques et contraintes non monétaires au Canada
L'actualité économique: Revue d'analyse économique , 25-Jan
Michel Forsé, Simon Langlois, and Maxime Parodi (2016).
Contrasting sentiments of social justice in France and Québec
The Tocqueville Review / La revue Tocqueville , 13-34
Qixue Li (2015).
The relationship between food expenditure and socio-demographic and economic characteristics
Justine Brouillette (2015).
L'impact des politiques sociales familiales du Québec et du Canada sur les écarts de bien-être mesurés par la consommation
Lauren E. Jones, Kevin S. Milligan, and Mark Stabile (2015).
How do families who receive the CCTB and NCB spend the money?
Nicholas-James Clavet, Jean-Yves Duclos, Bernard Fortin, and S. Marchand (2012).
Les enjeux des changements démographiques au Québec, 2004-2030: une analyse de microsimulation
Nicholas-James Clavet, Jean-Yves Duclos, Bernard Fortin, and Steeve Marchand (2012).
The effects of demographic changes on Quebec's incomes and public finances
Brad R. Humphreys, Brian P. Soebbing, Harold Wynne, John Turvey, and Yang Seung Lee (2011).
The socio-economic impact of gambling in Alberta
Bernard Fortin, Guy Lacroix, and Dominique Pinard (2010).
Evaluation of the underground economy in Quebec: A microeconomic approach
Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) Discussion Paper , 24
Matthew Brzozowski, M. Gervais, P. Klein, and M. Suzuki (2010).
Consumption, income, and wealth inequality in Canada
Review of Economic Dynamics , 52-75
Matthew Brzozowski (2006).
Does one size fit all? The CPI and Canadian seniors
Canadian Public Policy , 384-411
Ontario Ministry of Children Community and Social Services – Social Assistance Data
Longitudinal Administrative Databank – Discharge Administrative Databank linkage