The World Family Map

Canadian families in the global context

June 4, 2014 | by Peter Jon Mitchell , Senior Researcher, Institute of Marriage and Family Canada
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  1. The World Family Map examines 16 indicators in 49 countries utilizing country-level and international data sources. The project is sponsored by the American non-profit Child Trends with assistance from global education and research institutions.
  2. Austen, I. and Leonhardt, D. (2013, April 30). Life in Canada, home of the world’s most affluent middle class. The Upshot, The New York Times. Retrieved from
  3. For example see Wilcox, B. (2013, October 29). Marriage makes our children richer. Here’s why. The Atlantic. Retrieved from
  4. Statistics Canada (2013). Table 2 Distribution (number and percentage) and percentage change of census families by family structure, Canada, provinces and territories, 2011, Portrait of families and living arrangements. Retrieved from