Family History Survey (FHS)

Detailed information for 1984

Status:

Active

Frequency:

One Time

Record number:

4501

The Family History Survey traced the history of Canadian families in terms of significant events (ie. marriage, birth or adoption of a child, separation from spouse, etc.).

Data release - September 30, 1985

Description

The Family History Survey traced the history of Canadian families in terms of significant events (ie. marriage, birth or adoption of a child, separation from spouse, etc.).

Collection period: Telephone interviews were conducted in the week following the February 1984 LFS interview .

Subjects

  • Families, households and housing
  • Family history
  • Family types
  • Household characteristics
  • Society and community

Data sources and methodology

Target population

The survey collected data on Canadian families from female or male civilian members of households, 18-65 years of age.

Sampling

This is a sample survey with a cross-sectional design.

The Family History Survey (FHS) was a supplementary survey on the LFS. The survey design is based on the LFS frame and sampling procedures.

The FHS was conducted on a subsample of the February 1984 LFS sample. Two of the six LFS rotations were used:
1) all males aged 18 to 65 in rotation group 3;
2) all females aged 18 to 65 in rotation group 6.

Data sources

Responding to this survey is voluntary.

Data are collected directly from survey respondents.

Each respondent in the survey received an introductory letter explaining the purpose of the survey. Interviews were conducted by telephone in the week following the monthly LFS interview. A centralized telephone interviewing location was set up in each of Statistics Canada's eight regional offices.

Disclosure control

Statistics Canada is prohibited by law from releasing any information it collects that could identify any person, business, or organization, unless consent has been given by the respondent or as permitted by the Statistics Act. Various confidentiality rules are applied to all data that are released or published to prevent the publication or disclosure of any information deemed confidential. If necessary, data are suppressed to prevent direct or residual disclosure of identifiable data.

Revisions and seasonal adjustment

These data are preliminary and will be revised on a monthly basis.

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