Benefits to Canada
Increased & improved research
A number of Statistics Canada's longitudinal surveys have already made important contributions to policy debate in the country. With increased and improved research, many of these surveys promise to deliver even more insight on issues surrounding children, youth, a dynamtic economy, health and health care, and Aboriginal peoples-all of which are important to Canadians.
The RDC initially contained data sets from the longitudinal surveys including the National Population Health Survey (NPHS), National Longitudinal Survey of Children and Youth (NLSCY), Survey of Labour and Income Dynamics (SLID), Workplace and Employee Survey (WES), and Youth in Transition Survey (YITS). Today, this list of microdata sets have been expanded dramatically. A complete list of the micro data sets that are currently available at the ARDC can be found on the Microdata Set page.