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Scope Note: Statistical term used narrowly to refer to individuals deemed to be legal members of a nation-state or regional government entity (e.g. EU) and hold all rights and responsibilities associated within that status.

CITIZENSHIP (Search for related entries in the library)

Scope Note: A formal relationship between an individual and a nation-state outlining some balance of individual rights and responsibilities which is dependent on historical and political context. Emergent concepts are based on human rights.



CLASS OF IMMIGRANT (Search for related entries in the library)

Scope Note: Groupings of immigrants into different "classes". Types vary by national jurisdiction and can include classes such as "business class" or "skilled worker class" such as in the Canadian context.

CLASS OF WORKER (Search for related entries in the library)

Scope Note: Variable used in the statistical tables. Includes measures of the type of employment, such as employee, self-employment or unpaid family work. Variable often distinguishes the employed from the unemployed and those not in paid labour force.


Scope Note: Foundational economic theory for capitalism that argues for free markets and unfettered trade between nations. For example, the theories of Adam Smith are representative of classical economic theory.


CLEANING SERVICES INDUSTRY (Search for related entries in the library)