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Winners and Losers in the Labour Market of the 1990s

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  • Picot, Garnett
  • Heisz, Andrew
  • Jackson, Andrew
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    This paper examines the Canadian labour market during the 1990s and contrasts it to prior decades, with a special focus on distributional outcomes. It discusses changes in relative earnings between groups, changes in relative labour market outcomes of women and older workers, changes in earnings and income inequality, and changes in low-income.

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    Paper provided by Statistics Canada, Analytical Studies Branch in its series Analytical Studies Branch Research Paper Series with number 2002184e.

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    Date of creation: 01 Mar 2002
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    Handle: RePEc:stc:stcp3e:2002184e

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    Keywords: Employment and unemployment; Labour; Labour mobility; turnover and work absences; Wages; salaries and other earnings;

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    9. Paul Beaudry & David Green, 1998. "What is Driving US and Canadian Wages: Exogenous Technical Change or Endogenous Choice of Technique?," NBER Working Papers 6853, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
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    1. Gray, David & Finnie, Ross & Beach, Charles M., 2006. "Summary Of: The Impact of Macroeconomic Conditions on the Instability and Long-Run Inequality of Workers' Earnings in Canada," Analytical Studies Branch Research Paper Series 2006269e, Statistics Canada, Analytical Studies Branch.
    2. Haan, Michael, 2005. "The Decline of the Immigrant Homeownership Advantage: Life-cycle, Declining Fortunes and Changing Housing Careers in Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver, 1981-2001," Analytical Studies Branch Research Paper Series 2005238e, Statistics Canada, Analytical Studies Branch.

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