Volpeian logic redux

New 2006 Census data out today. Not much to report – just stuff about family structures.

However, there is one chart that I found interesting. New Brunswick had the second fastest decline in the number of couple households with children. From 2001 to 2006 there was a drop of 8.6%. Only Newfoundland had a faster drop. Alberta had a 6.5% increase in the number of couple households.

But look at the bright side. In a Volpeian way*, this is a good thing. Less kids. Less out-migration. Lower unemployment. Victory!

*Remember the chest pumping and flared nostrils about the lowering of the unemployment rate in New Brunswick – without ever mentioning that much of that drop was influenced by out-migration.