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The Effect of Increasing Aboriginal Educational Attainment on the Labour Force, Output and the Fiscal Balance

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  • Andrew Sharpe

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  • Jean-François Arsenault

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  • Fraser Cowan

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Investing in disadvantaged young people is one of the rare public policies with no equity-efficiency tradeoff. Based on the methodology developed in Sharpe, Arsenault and Lapointe (2007), we estimate the effect of increasing the educational attainment level of Aboriginal Canadians on labour market outcome and output up to 2026. We build on these projection to estimate the potential effect of eliminating educational and social gaps between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people on government spending and government revenues using population and economic projections to 2026.

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Paper provided by Centre for the Study of Living Standards in its series CSLS Research Reports with number 2009-03.

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Date of creation: May 2009
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Handle: RePEc:sls:resrep:0903

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Keywords: Aboriginal; Education; Canada; Forecast of economic growth; Equity and efficiency.;

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Cited by:
  1. Andrew Sharpe & Jean-François Arsenault, 2009. "A Review of the Potential Impacts of the Métis Human Resources Development Agreements in Canada," CSLS Research Reports 2009-01, Centre for the Study of Living Standards.
  2. Evguenia Tsiroulnitchenko & Elspeth Hazell, 2011. "Economic Activity of the On-Reserve Aboriginal Identity Population in Canada: Gross Domestic Product Estimates for Indian Reserves, 2000 and 2005," CSLS Research Reports 2011-08, Centre for the Study of Living Standards.
  3. Andrew Sharpe & Jean-François Arsenault, 2010. "Investing in Aboriginal Education in Canada: An Economic Perspective," CSLS Research Reports 2010-03, Centre for the Study of Living Standards.

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