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Répartition du revenu selon le sexe dans quatre agglomérations urbaines du Canada

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  • Dagum, Camilo

    (Département de sciences économiques, Université d’Ottawa)

  • Grenier, Gilles

    (Département de sciences économiques, Université d’Ottawa)

  • Bédard, Mario

    (Division des données régionales et administratives, Statistique Canada)

Abstract

Personal income tax records are used to analyse income distributions and income differentials by sex for the period 1969 to 1981 in four Canadian metropolitan areas: Chicoutimi-Jonquière, London, Saskatoon and Sudbury. These areas were selected to permit an analysis for geographic regions that experienced different economic trends over the past decade. A parametric model of income distribution is fitted to employment income data by sex and age group and inequality measures within and between distributions are estimated. The impact of some socio-economic variables upon these measures is investigated through the use of regressions. The results indicate that the income distribution model and the data base provide useful tools for the analysis and economic interpretation of income inequalities. Les auteurs de ce rapport appliquent des données tirées des déclarations personnelles de revenus à l’analyse des répartitions et des écarts entre répartitions du revenu des hommes et des femmes entre 1969 et 1981 dans quatre agglomérations urbaines du Canada : Chicoutimi-Jonquière, London, Saskatoon et Sudbury. Ces régions ont connu des fortunes économiques diverses au cours de la décennie étudiée. Un modèle paramétrique de répartition du revenu est ajusté aux répartitions des revenus d’emploi selon le sexe et l’âge, et des indicateurs d’inégalité de répartition et d’inégalités entre répartitions en sont dérivés. Les effets de certaines variables socio-économiques sur ces indicateurs sont analysés par régression. Les résultats montrent que le modèle de répartition du revenu et la base de données administratives employés sont des outils utiles pour l’analyse et l’interprétation des inégalités de revenu.

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  • Dagum, Camilo & Grenier, Gilles & Bédard, Mario, 1986. "Répartition du revenu selon le sexe dans quatre agglomérations urbaines du Canada," L'Actualité Economique, Société Canadienne de Science Economique, vol. 62(1), pages 23-42, mars.
  • Handle: RePEc:ris:actuec:v:62:y:1986:i:1:p:23-42
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    1. Dagum, Camilo, 1980. "Inequality Measures between Income Distributions with Applications," Econometrica, Econometric Society, vol. 48(7), pages 1791-1803, November.
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