Visit the main CICH web site »

Contextual Module

Children and Youth in Canada - The Context of their Lives (module table of contents)

Section 2: Family Life (section table of contents)


Implications

In Canada, the average family size declined from 3.7 in 1971 to 3.0 in 20061.  There are many factors influencing the size of a family. Economic security, age of parents, marriage and divorce, educational attainment and participation in the labour force are some of the factors driving the trend toward smaller families in Canada.

1Statistics Canada accessed at http://www40.statcan.ca/l01/cst01/famil40-eng.htm on December 13, 2011.

In 2006, the majority of married and common-law families with children had 2 or more children living in their household (64% and 53%), while the majority of lone-parents had only one child living in their household (62%).



Be part of the Profile network

To receive updates on new content, events, resources and much more.

Share us with your social network
CICH Profile

This page is only one section of the CICH Profile. For more interesting data
on children and youth visit http://profile.cich.ca