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Regional disparities in wage and unemployment rates in Canada a review of some issues by Kathleen Day

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Published by Bank of Canada in [Ottawa] .
Written in English


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Statementby Kathleen Day.
SeriesTechnical report / Bank of Canada -- no.51
The Physical Object
Paginationii, 66p. ;
Number of Pages66
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL13932855M

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Because the process of interprovincial labour migration is an important interregional adjustment mechanism, a better understanding of it can help us to understand the causes of regional disparities in incomes and unemployment rates. This thesis focuses on two issues involving interprovincial migration in Canada: the effect of government policies on migration, or fiscally-induced migration; and. levels. While high-skill workers face very similar unemployment rates across the country, low-skill workers face both large disparities in unemployment rates across provinces and much higher unemployment than their highskill counterparts. Hence, there appears to be little- regional convergence in unemployment except for the most skilled. The empirical evidence indicates that the relationship between regional wages (nominal or real) and the local unemployment rate is much more complex than implied by the wage curve. View Show abstract. In this report the author considers three issues relating to regional disparities in Canada. First, the size of regional disparities in unemployment and wage rates is examined together with the patterns in these disparities over time. Next, various theories related to the causes of regional disparities are reviewed, focussing on their.

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