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The Substitutability of Foreign-Born Labour in Canadian-Production: Circa 1980

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  • Ather H. Akbari
  • Don J. Devoretz

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The impact of immigrant workers on the employment of Canadian-born workers is analyzed in 125 Canadian industries. A translog production function is estimated using data for the year 1980. The estimated cross-elasticities suggest no economywide displacement of Canadian-born workers by immigrants. However, displacement did occur in a portion of the Canadian economy. Results are compared with a similar U.S. study.

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  • Ather H. Akbari & Don J. Devoretz, 1992. "The Substitutability of Foreign-Born Labour in Canadian-Production: Circa 1980," Canadian Journal of Economics, Canadian Economics Association, vol. 25(3), pages 604-614, August.
  • Handle: RePEc:cje:issued:v:25:y:1992:i:3:p:604-14
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