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This webinar is designed to help CDP members understand the effects of pandemic-related relief benefits on income and other well-being indicators. The webinar will cover:

  • Overview of pandemic relief benefits
  • How pandemic relief benefits fit into the Canadian income hierarchy
  • What we know about the impacts: household income, low income, poverty, inequality, and core-housing need
  • The real issue in estimating the effects of the pandemic relief benefits
  • Accounting for the effects of the pandemic relief benefits
  • Accounting through simulation
  • Difference-in-difference estimates
  • Estimates based on statistics matching

This webinar is being presented as part of the Community Data Program's Annual Meeting and is open to all CDP members.

Date: Wednesday, May 10, 2023, 1:30 to 3:00 PM EDT

Number of registrants: 166

Number of participants: 79 online, 10 in-person 

About the presenter:

Xuelin Zhang, Statistics Canada 
Xuelin Zhang is a senior research analyst with Statistics Canada. He has a PhD in economics and is specialized in income-related issues, including income distribution, high-income, low-income and poverty measurement. He has been involved in census income dissemination since 2011. He has also participated in international cooperations as an expert on income statistics.





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