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Is it time to start worrying more about growing regional inequalities in Canada?

TitleIs it time to start worrying more about growing regional inequalities in Canada?
Year of Publication2020
AuthorsBreau, S., Burkhart N., Shin M., Marchand Y., and Sauer J.
JournalCanadian Geographer
VolumeePub ahead of Print
Abstract

Much has been written recently about the rise of within-country inequality and growing imbalances of regional fortunes in the United States and the European Union. In this paper, we apply a novel geo-visualization technique that combines local indicators of spatial association with directional statistics to a unique dataset in order to explore the spatial dimensions of regional income inequalities in Canada from 1981 to 2016. After describing a pattern of growing spatial divergence among regions, we briefly discuss the need for the federal government to explore new types of place-sensitive development policies.

URLhttps://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/cag.12634
DOI10.1111/cag.12634
Document URLhttps://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1111/cag.12634