Morin, Alexandre, Roberson Edouard, and Gérard Duhaime (2010) Beyond the harsh: objective and subjective living conditions in Nunavut, Polar Record 46(237): 97-112
The article analyzed the objective and subjective living conditions in Nunavut in 2001. Data are from the Survey of Living Conditions in the Arctic (SLiCA) and the Aboriginal Peoples Survey (APS). A sample of 10,775 Inuit was randomly selected for the survey and there was an 83% response rate (p. 100).
The authors claim that housing is one of the most prominent issues in Nunavut with fewer than half of the surveyed Inuit population being satisfied with the quality of their houses. In 2001, there were 5,665 dwellings inhabited by Inuit with an average of 4 persons per dwelling (p. 100).
The authors inquired about why Inuit continue to stay in northern communities with harsh material living conditions when it is possible to move to southern Canada. They concluded that Inuit tended to stay in the same settlement their whole lives because they may not have personal resources like education, wage