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New Evidence of Convergence Across Canadian Provinces: the Role of Urbanization

  • Coulombe, S.

This paper uses the conditional model for explaining the relative evolution of per capital income across the ten provinces of the Canadian federation between 1950 and 1996. Provincial relative per-capita income steady states are determined by the relative rates of urbanization.

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Paper provided by University of Ottawa, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 0002e.

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Length: 23 pages
Date of creation: 2000
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Handle: RePEc:ott:wpaper:0002e
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  1. Helmut Hofer & Andreas Worgotter, 1997. "Regional Per Capita Income Convergence in Austria," Regional Studies, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 31(1), pages 1-12.
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