Friday, January 21, 2011

Absence of Visible Minority Variable in SLID


A researcher here would like to know if the visible minority variable, available in the Survey of Labour and Income Dynamics (SLID) master file, could be made available in the PUMF. If the main issue is sample size, could it at least be available at the national level?


The division that produces this PUMF indicated that the disclosure risk of including a visible minority variable on the PUMF was deemed high and that it therefore isn't available in this PUMF. They recommended that the researcher consider using the Research Data Centres ( if he/she wishes to work with a SLID visible minority variable.

I hope that this information is helpful.

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