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Canadian Inequality: Recent Development and Policy Options

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  • Fortin, Nicole M.
  • Green, David A.
  • Lemieux, Thomas
  • Milligan, Kevin
  • Riddell, W. Craig

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Considerable concern has recently been expressed about growing income inequality. Much of the discussion, though, has been in general terms and focused on the U.S. experience. To understand whether and how Canada ought to respond to this development, we need to be clear on the facts. This paper documents Canadian patterns in income inequality and investigates the top 1% of earners – the group receiving much attention. We summarize what is known about the causes of growing income inequality, including the role of gender wage differences. Finally we outline policy options for reducing -- or slowing the growth of -- inequality.

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Paper provided by Vancouver School of Economics in its series CLSSRN working papers with number clsrn_admin-2012-18.

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Length: 44 pages
Date of creation: 30 May 2012
Date of revision: 30 May 2012
Handle: RePEc:ubc:clssrn:clsrn_admin-2012-18

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Keywords: income inequality; polarization; technical change; tax and transfer system; minimum wages; gender wage gap; unions; globalization;

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  1. Andrew Sharpe & Evan Capeluck, 2012. "The Impact of Redistribution on Income Inequality in Canada and the Provinces, 1981-2010," CSLS Research Reports 2012-08, Centre for the Study of Living Standards.
  2. Marchand, Joseph, 2013. "The Distributional Impacts of an Energy Boom in Western Canada," Working Papers 2013-13, University of Alberta, Department of Economics, revised 30 May 2014.
  3. Norris, Sam & Pendakur, Krishna, 2014. "Consumption Inequality in Canada, 1997 to 2009," CLSSRN working papers clsrn_admin-2014-29, Vancouver School of Economics, revised 16 Jun 2014.
  4. Danielle Lamb, 2013. "Earnings Inequality Among Aboriginal Groups in Canada," Journal of Labor Research, Springer, vol. 34(2), pages 224-240, June.
  5. Paul Makdissi & Myra Yazbeck, 2012. "On the Measurement of Indignation," Working Papers 1213E, University of Ottawa, Department of Economics.
  6. Abbott, Michael G. & Beach, Charles M., 2013. "Earnings Mobility of Canadian Immigrants: A Transition Matrix Approach," CLSSRN working papers clsrn_admin-2013-47, Vancouver School of Economics, revised 27 Oct 2013.

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