Population Change and Lifecourse

Granted Funds

Faculty Exchanges:

Collaboration with the Team on Partnership on Family Dynamics: A Faculty Exchange at McGill University, Rachel Margolis, Western University

  • As one to the four Project Scientific Directors of the Partnership on Family Dynamics (PFD), the purpose of Rachel Margolis’ exchange is to collaborate with the PFD team to advance the research and implementation agenda of the PFD. As the other three Scientific Co-Directors of the project are in Montreal, the Cluster funding will facilitate Margolis to travel to Montréal to participate in an intense two-week, research-, training- and partnership-development collaboration. The PFD is a cross-sector, multi-disciplinary partnership of 53 researchers and 12 partners, formed in 2014 to study family dynamics in Quebec. Its goal is to undertake research and train students through the collection and analysis of two waves of social, demographic, and economic data on a representative sample of approximately 5,000 Québec residents. The survey, called the Longitudinal Survey of Family Dynamics (LSFD), will be modeled on the Generations and Gender Survey, which has already been conducted in 19 OECD countries. 

    Cluster support for the project: $3362

    Report of Professor Rachel Margolis

Developing a Network with Chinese Institutes, Jianye Liu, Lakehead University

  • Jianye Liu, Associate Professor in Lakehead University, will meet with scholars in the following institutes in China during his sabbatical leave in 2012: (1) Institute for Population and Development Studies of Xi’an Jiaotong University; (2) Sociology Department of Peking University; (3) Institute of Population Study of Peking University; (4) Institute of Population Study of the Chinese Academy of Social Science; (5) Institute of Population Economics and Development of Nankai University; (6) China Population Development and Research Center, and (7) Institute of Population Study and Sociology Department of the People’s University. 

    Prof. Liu will aim to establish and enhance academic relationships with scholars in these centres andinstitutes. He will give seminars about his research projects, and in turn, learn about research projects of his Chinese colleagues. These exchanges would help develop a network of scholars making possible research collaboration on issues of common interest to both Canada and China, such as aging, internal and international migration, and family changes.

    Cluster support for the project: $6125.00

    Report of Professor Jianye Liu

Support networks for the elderly: Exchange Between Université de Montréal and Mount Saint Vincent University in Canada and the University of London and the London School of Economics in Great Britain, Jacques Légaré, University of Montreal

  • The PCLC awarded Jacques Légaré, Emeritus Professor of Demography at the University of Montreal, a faculty exchange grant of $1950 for "Support networks for the elderly: Exchange between Université de Montréal and Mount Saint Vincent University in Canada and the University of London and the London School of Economics in Great Britain". He will be participating in a workshop organized by the Working Group on Demographic Change and Care for Older People of the European Association for Population Studies (EAPS) and by the UK Programme on Modelling Ageing Populations to 2030 (MAP2030). The theme of the workshop that will be held in London on May 14-15 is "The Future of Family Support for Older People". Other upcoming activities planned by the team include presentations at the International Microsimulation Association (IMA) in June in Ottawa, the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics (IAGG) in July in Paris, and the International Union of the Scientific Studies in Population (IUSSP) in September in Marrakech. The teams intend to approach the international exchange programme of their respective granting agencies to fund their future activities. 

    Cluster support for the project: $1950.00

    Report of Professor Jacques Légaré

The Relationship Between Household Formation and Access to Home Ownership among Immigrant Groups in Canada, Michael Hann, University of Alberta

  • Michael Haan, Assistant Professor at the Department of Sociology of the University of Alberta.  He will be doing research at the Business and Labour Market Analysis Division of the Socio-Economic and Business Analysis Branch (BLMA) of Statistics Canada to study immigrant access to home ownership. The award of $7,800 covers transportation and accommodation expenses in July and December 2008, and in May, 2009.

    Cluster support for the project: $7800.00

    Report of Professor Michael Hann

Comparative Research Between Canada and United Kingdom on Costs of Care, Social Participation and Formalizing Partnerships with Carers, Janet Fast, University of Alberta

  • Janet Fast, Professor and Project Director, Hidden Costs/Invisible Contributions Research Program, University of Alberta. The exchange aims at further developing comparative research between Canada and United Kingdom on costs of care and on social participation, and formalizing partnership with Carers UK and Canadian Caregivers Coalition to build capacity for knowledge mobilization. The award is for $9,000.

    Cluster support for the project: $7800.00

    Report of Professor Janet Fast

Canada-US Comparative Research using the Manitoba Population Health Registry and the Utah Population Data Base, Susan McDaniel, University of Utah

  • Susan McDaniel, Senior Scholar, Institute of Public and International Affairs and Professor, Family & Consumer Studies, University of Utah. The purpose of the exchange is to develop Canada-US comparative research using the Manitoba Population Health Registry and the Utah Population Data Base. It will formalize partnerships in the use of the data bases, and will offer training opportunities for the graduate student involved in the exchange. The grant of $7,000 will cover travel and accommodation of the graduate student.

    Cluster support for the project: $7000.00

    Project Withdrawn