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Diverging Trends in Self-Employment in Canada

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  • Roy, R.
  • Gauthier, J.

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The Strong performance of self-employment relative to paid-employment over recent years in Canada has sparked a wide interest in determining the sources and implications of these developments in the economy.Using Labour Force Survey data, this paper attempts to place thesedevelopments in perspective by exploring some of the main features of the aggregate trends in self-employment in the Canadien economy over the 1976-96 period.

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  • Roy, R. & Gauthier, J., 1997. "Diverging Trends in Self-Employment in Canada," Papers r-97-13, Gouvernement du Canada - Human Resources Development.
  • Handle: RePEc:fth:cagohu:r-97-13
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    Cited by:

    1. Nadja Kamhi & Danny Leung, 2005. "Recent Developments in Self-Employment in Canada," Staff Working Papers 05-8, Bank of Canada.
    2. Lin, Zhengxi & Picot, Garnett & Yates, Janice, 1999. "The Entry and Exit Dynamics of Self-employment in Canada," Analytical Studies Branch Research Paper Series 1999134e, Statistics Canada, Analytical Studies Branch.
    3. Baldwin, John R. & Chowhan, James, 2003. "The Impact of Self-employment on Labour-productivity Growth: A Canada and United States Comparison," Economic Analysis (EA) Research Paper Series 2003016e, Statistics Canada, Analytical Studies Branch.
    4. du Plessis, Valerie, 2004. "Trends in Non-Farm Self-Employment Activity for Rural Women 1981-2001," Agriculture and Rural Working Paper Series 28033, Statistics Canada.
    5. Lin, Zhengxi & Picot, Garnett & Yates, Janice, 1999. "Rising Self-employment in the Midst of High Unemployment: An Empirical Analysis of Recent Developments in Canada," Analytical Studies Branch Research Paper Series 1999133e, Statistics Canada, Analytical Studies Branch.

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    Keywords

    SELF-EMPLOYMENT;

    JEL classification:

    • J20 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - General
    • J24 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Human Capital; Skills; Occupational Choice; Labor Productivity

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