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An Earnings-Generation Model for Canadian Men Structural Estimates

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  • Charles M. Beach
  • Ross E. Finnie

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This paper reports the results of the estimation of a five-equation earnings model for Canadian men. The data set is a large cross-section of Canadians that includes extensive family background variables. Family socio-economic background is found to have a marked systematic influence on the earning process, supporting Leibowitz' home-time hypothesis. The role of mother's and father's backgrounds appear quite different over a son's life-cycle. Direct immigrant and language effects are also found.

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  • Charles M. Beach & Ross E. Finnie, 1984. "An Earnings-Generation Model for Canadian Men Structural Estimates," Working Papers 552, Queen's University, Department of Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:qed:wpaper:552
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    1. Charles M. Beach & Ross E. Finnie, 1988. "Family Background in an Extended Earnings-Generation Model: Further Evidence," Eastern Economic Journal, Eastern Economic Association, vol. 14(1), pages 39-49, Jan-Mar.

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