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Wage Discrimination Against Natives

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This paper examines wage discrimination facing native paid employees working both full-time and part-time, living on and off reserves, using the 1991 census data. It finds that the native-white wage differential is mainly attributable to endowment differences, which implies that potential discrimination is relatively minor. It also finds that, contrary to a priori expectations, native workers of exclusively aboriginal origin do not always experience less potential discrimination than native workers of mixed ethnicity.

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  • Arnold de Silva, 1999. "Wage Discrimination Against Natives," Canadian Public Policy, University of Toronto Press, vol. 25(1), pages 65-85, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:cpp:issued:v:25:y:1999:i:1:p:65-85
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