Proportion of children under 6 whose parents worked/studied, by family type, Canada, 1998/99 to 2006/07

Source: CICH graphic created using data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Children and Youth, Cycle 3 (1998-1999) Through 7 (2006-2007). – accessed July 19, 2017.

In 2006/07 64% of children under 6 living in two parent families had parents who both worked or studied. That was down from 68% in 1998/99.

In 2006/07, a higher proportion – 66% of children were living in lone-parent families where their parent worked or studied.

In contrast, in 2006/07, a smaller proportion (34%) of children under 6 were living in two parent families with only one parent who worked or studied. This was up from 30% in 1998/99.

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