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Labour Market and Income



Much of the research undertaken with data available through the CRDCN is related to labour market and income issues. This section was developed to help find relevant news, publications, and videos.



Call for Papers

The European Association of Labour Economists (EALE) and the Society of Labor Economists (SOLE) will hold their 4th joint meeting in Montreal on 26-28 June 2015. The aim of the conference is to facilitate the exchange of ideas and research results in the field of labor economics. You are invited to submit papers for this conference according to a list of 18 themes, including retirement, labour supply and demand, family, marriage and work, unemployment, education, training and human capital, trade unions and bargaining, wage inequality and poverty. The deadline is December 15, 2014. Visit the website for more details.

7 October 2014 - 4:25pm |

Call for Proposals: Ontario Social Assistance Data - Pilot Project

To increase the accessibility of Ontario Social Assistance Data, the Ontario Ministry of Community and Social Services, in conjunction with Statistics Canada’s Research Data Centres, is conducting a 24-month pilot project. The Ministry is primarily interested in research whose results would enhance its understanding of disability, incentives to work and employment outcomes. Submit your proposals by September 25 to [email protected]  Researchers with approved projects will be able to access the data beginning in November 2014. For all details click here.

25 August 2014 - 3:21pm |

Job polarization in Canada

A new working paper by CLSRN affiliates David Green and Benjamin Sand entitled “Has the Canadian Labour Market Polarized?” (CLSRN Working Paper no. 133) has just been released. Using the Canadian Census Master Files (1971, 1981, 1986, 1991, 1996, 2001, and 2006) and the Labour Force Survey, the authors analyse movements in wage inequality, and employment and wage polarization across occupations for the last four decades. They find that Canada has experienced faster growth in employment in both high and low paying occupations relative to those in the middle since 1981 but, in contrast to what occurred in the U.S. in the 1990s, wage rates did not exhibit polarization.

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