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May 2014

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.

2014 Conference of Canadian Economic Association

Canadian economists are meeting in Vancouver for their annual meeting, starting today. Don’t miss the CRDCN sessions chaired by Ted McDonald: the first on Labour Market Transitions, the second on Returns to Education.

SSHRC Storyteller contest

We are happy to report that Annie McEwen, co-author of the CRDCN knowledge synthesis on the impact of income on children’s outcomes, was selected among SSHRC’s Top 25 storytellers finalists. She presented her research on May 26 in a special event at the 2014 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, hosted by Brock University. You can watch her presentation “Beyond Child Poverty: Understanding Childhood Disadvantage in Canada” here.

International Day of Families

Several researchers throughout the Network examine family related issues, including changing family structure, mothers’ participation in the labour market, and child development. On the International Day of Families, we’d like to draw your attention to the many publications arising from their research and invite you to consult it here, notably the work of our experts, Céline Le Bourdais and Rod Beaujot.

15 May 2014 - 10:01am |