or contact Stuart Mestelman (mestelma at mcmaster.ca) or Andrew Muller (mullera at mcmaster.ca).
PEDAL is a secure facility that may be accessed at McMaster and remotely. Its purpose is to provide researchers with a facility where they may transform administrative data sets into research ready data sets, conduct online surveys, and conduct their research analysis. PEDAL also is involved in training students and researchers.Faculty of Social Sciences. Its purpose is to encourage and facilitate faculty research in economics and other areas of the social sciences, with special emphasis on the analysis of population and the relationship between population change and changes in the economy and society.
Members of the baby boom generation are now between their mid-30s and mid-50s. That will change: in another 30 years the large boom generation will be in "old age". There are now four in the labour force for every person 65 and older; in another three decades (with present trends) there will be fewer than two. That the population will be much older is certain. SEDAP is concerned with the consequences. Will social programs that were designed to provide for the well-being of older people when they were fewer be sustained as the numbers swell? Will the burden on the population of working age be so great that the social contract will have to be rewritten? Will access to health care and income support in old age no longer be available? What are the implications for the family, for intergenerational relations and the well-being and functioning of society?Statistics Canada master survey files. Most of the files are based on household surveys, some of which are longitudinal in nature. Among them are: the Survey of Labour and Income Dynamics (SLID), the National Population Health Survey (NPHS), and the Workplace and Employee Survey (WES). Graduate students and others are encouraged to work with these data.