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Canadian general social surveys (GSS)

These data are provided by Statistics Canada under the terms of the Data Liberation Initiative (DLI) license.

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General social survey on health and social support (cycle 1), 1985 Reloaded 2008/12/08   Data Documentation

General social survey on time use, social mobility and language use (cycle 2), 1986: main file Reloaded 2006/10/05 Data Documentation
time use summary file Reloaded 2006/10/05 Data
time use episode file Reloaded 2006/11/22 Data

General social survey on personal risk (cycle 3), 1988 Reloaded 2006/08/29   Data Documentation

General social survey on education and work (cycle 4), 1989 Reloaded 2006/10/10   Data Documentation

General social survey on family and friends (cycle 5), 1990 Reloaded 2006/10/10   Data Documentation

General social survey on health (cycle 6), 1991 Reloaded 2006/11/28   Data Documentation

General social survey on time use (cycle 7), 1992: main file [Reloaded 2006/11/21] Data Documentation
time use summary file [Reloaded 2006/11/21] Data
time use episode file [Reloaded 2006/11/21] Data
merged episode & selected main file variables
[Note: unit of observation is episode]
Data

General social survey on personal risk (cycle 8), 1993 [Reloaded 2006/11/21]   Data Documentation

General social survey on education, work, and retirement (cycle 9), 1994 [Reloaded 2007/08/15]   Data Documentation

General social survey on the family (cycle 10), 1995: main file [Reloaded 2006/11/10] Data Documentation
child file [Reloaded 2006/11/14] Data
union file [Reloaded 2006/11/14] Data

General social survey on social and community support (cycle 11), 1996 [Reloaded 2007/03/28]   Data Documentation

General social survey on time use (cycle 12), 1998: main file [Reloaded 2007/08/13] Data Documentation
episode file [Reloaded 2006/11/23] Data
merged episode & selected main file variables
[Note: unit of observation is episode]
Data  

General social survey on victimization (cycle 13), 1999: main file [Reloaded 2006/11/22] Data Documentation
incident file [Reloaded 2006/11/08] Data

General social survey on access to and use of information communication technology (cycle 14), 2000 [Reloaded 2006/11/08]   Data Documentation

General social survey on family history (cycle 15), 2001: main file [STC rev. ed. 2004/11; reloaded 2006/11/22] Data Documentation
child file Data
union file reloaded 2006/11/29] Data

General social survey on aging and social support (cycle 16), 2002: main file Data Documentation
care givers (45-64 years of age) Data
care givers (65 years of age and over) Data
care receivers Data

General social survey on social engagement (cycle 17), 2003 Rev. 2010/08/18   Data Documentation

General social survey on victimization (cycle 18), 2004 main file Reloaded 2010-03-29 Data Documentation
incident file Reloaded 2010-02-04 Data

General social survey on time use (cycle 19), 2005 main file [Version 2, loaded 2007/01/19] Data Documentation
episode file [Version 2, loaded 2007/01/19] Data
merged episode & selected main file variables
[Note: unit of observation is episode]
Data

General social survey on family transitions (cycle 20), 2006 [Reloaded 2010-05-10] Data Documentation

General social survey on family, social support and retirement (cycle 21), 2007 [Reloaded 2009/07/20] Data Documentation

General social survey on social engagement (cycle 22), 2008 Data Documentation

General social survey on victimization (cycle 23), 2009 [Reloaded 2011/08/15] main file Data Documentation
incident file Data

General social survey on time-stress and well-being (cycle 24), 2010 (Version 4) main file [TIMECR var is now numeric, 2013/04/19] Data Documentation
episode file [Reloaded 2014/10/15] Data
merged episode & main file [Reloaded 2014/10/15]
[Note: unit of observation is episode]
Data

General social survey on time-stress and well-being (cycle 24), 2010 (Version 5) main file Data Documentation
episode file Data

General social survey on family (cycle 25), 2011 Data Documentation

General social survey on caregiving and care receiving (cycle 26), 2012 [Reloaded 2015/03/02] Data Documentation

General Social Survey, Cycle 26, 2012 (version 2): Caregiving and Care receiving Data Documentation

General social survey on social identity (cycle 27), 2013 (version 2) Data Documentation

General social survey on giving, volunteering and participating (cycle 27), 2013 Data Documentation

General social survey on Time Use (cycle 29), 2015: Main file [Loaded 2017/10/10] Data Documentation
Episode file [Loaded 2017/10/10] Data


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Created: 2003/12/16 by Laine Ruus; Last updated: 2017/01/26