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Government transfer payments

Part A - Short definition:

Refers to all cash benefits received from federal, provincial, territorial or municipal governments during 2010.

Part B - Detailed definition:

Refers to total income from all transfer payments received from federal, provincial, territorial or municipal governments during calendar year 2010. This variable is derived by summing the amounts reported in:

  • the Old Age Security pension and Guaranteed Income Supplement, Allowance and Allowance for the Survivor
  • benefits from Canada Pension Plan or Quebec Pension Plan
  • benefits from Employment Insurance
  • child benefits
  • other income from government sources.

Reported in:

2011

Reported for:

Population aged 15 years and over in private households

Question number(s):

Derived variable based upon responses to Questions 54 and 55 (d), (e), (f), (g) and (h)

Responses:

Dollar value or nil

Remarks:

See the detailed definitions and 'Remarks' for each of the components.

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