Relationships and family form


Cahier spécial : Québec frappe son mur dans moins de 10 ans.


Marriage is the foundational relationship for family stability; family stability is foundational to social and economic stability, which are very much linked.

For this reason, tracking marital trends is important.

Decreasing marriage rates may portend greater troubles in the economy and in communities, as witnessed most recently in Britain.

There is arguably no other social dataset where Québec is more distinct within Canada than in the area of marriage and relationships. Québec, in fact, distinguishes itself for having higher rates of cohabitation, not only as compared with Canada, but with the rest of the world.

The most recent census (2006) shows that 34.6 percent of Québec couples live common-law; in the other provinces and territories, only 13.4 percent do.

Québec’s cohabitation rate in international comparison

Divorce

Over the past decade, Québec stands out as the province with the highest divorce rate. While it is a myth that one in two marriages end in divorce in Canada, this is true of Québec. Using the most recent Statistics Canada data published in 2008, the risk of divorce in Canada (by the 30th wedding anniversary) was 37.9% in 2004.

In Québec for the same year, this rose to 48.4%, meaning very close to half of all marriages there do end in divorce.


Table des matières

A Québec family portrait

Indice de fécondité et qualité de l’éducation

Positive trends

Québec’s fertility rate is increasing – INDICE DE FÉCONDITÉ

Québec’s education outcomes – QUALITÉ DE L’ÉDUCATION

Croissance par endettement

Québec weathered the recent recession better than other provinces:

Croissance par endettement

Les taux d’impôts et de taxes sont élevés

Worrisome trends

Tax rates are high:

Marriage rates are low:

Cohabitation rates are high relative to other provinces and countries:

A “demographic winter” is coming - Une démographie catastrophique

A “demographic winter” is coming:

Personne active du Québec

Québec Droite sans lunette rose

Solde migratoire

Les québécois prennent leurs retraites plus tôt,

Seuil critique, peut-être 2020 ?

Building Québec’s welfare state

Building Québec’s welfare state – the historical background

Economic and tax issues: Funding the system

The Québec tax system

Transfer payments is not sustainable over the long term

Transfer payments

Ce que les Anglais pensent du Québec

Péréquation

La contestation

1. Programmes trop généreux

2. Ne règle pas les problèmes économiques

3. La crise économique, elle est de plus en plus contestée

Québec’s growing public debt

Québec - Budget 2011 : Dette publique

Family policy overview

The initial phase: Pre-1997

1997 and beyond

Une politique familiale inefficace et coûteuse.

The addition of parental insurance in 2006 – Congés parentaux

Les congés parentaux un programme ruineux

Les coûts :

Les résultats :

Qui en profite ?

Les conséquences :

Examining the impact of Québec family policy Fertility – Politique familliale

Universal childcare program might wish to avoid

Daycare quality – Garderies - CPE

Historique des CPE

2006, Étude sur les Garderies Universels

Les CPE ont échoué sur le plan pédagogique... comportemental et démographique

Les motivations et conséquences économiques des garderies à 7 $

Working in Québec

La liberté économique de plus en plus restreinte

High school dropout rates

Relationships and family form

Divorce

The situation facing Québec society and families

The Québec story: Short term gain/long term pain?

Conclusion

La source du problème

Politiciens ayant un sens moral douteux

Acheter des votes

Le cancer de la démocratie : les groupes d’intérêts

L’historique Québécoise

L’immobilisme du Québec

A quand le mur?