Inventory/catalogue of data sources

Principal Investigator: Alice de Wolff

This project involves developing a catalogue of Canadian survey databases available for doing quantitative analyses of the consequences of work injury. To our knowledge there is no such catalogue currently available in Canada, making it difficult to assess the full extent of research possibilities with existing databases.

Information to be documented includes a short synopsis describing key characteristics (e.g., reference years, sample sizes, cross-section versus panel) and the nature of questions on work injury, work disability, labour-market experiences, health and well-being.

Adele Furrie of Adele Furrie Consulting will assist with this project. She is a specialist in the field of disability and has 40 years of experience working with disability statistics at Statistics Canada. The project will begin in early 2007 and will be completed in 2008.

The catalogue will be a valuable resource for researchers in this initiative and for others who are interested in the financial, employment, health and well-being consequences of work injury.

Financial security & employment experience

Phase 1 Projects

Concepts of compensation adequacy

Inventory/catalogue of data sources

Study of barriers to claims filing

Labour-market earnings and financial security

Literature review of research on labour-market experiences and financial security

Complex Claims Study

Role of Health Care Providers in Complex Claims

Labour-Market Re-Entry Study

A Socio-Legal Ethnography of the Experiences of Injured Workers with Deeming and Re-Employment

Development of a Green Light and Red Flag Toolkit for Persistent Claims