Inwood, Kris, MacKinnon, Mary and Minns, Chris (2010) Labour market dynamics in Canada, 1891-1911: a first look from new census samples. Economic History Working Papers, 148/10. Department of Economic History, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.
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This paper uses newly available census evidence to portray changes in labour market outcomes in Canada between 1891 and 1911. Multiple census cross-sections allow for the documentation of how the location, occupation, and earnings of Canadian and foreign-born cohorts changed over time. The westward movement of young anglophones after 1901 contributed to the formation of a national labour market. Anglophone, francophone, and foreign-born cohorts all experienced significant occupational mobility between 1891 and 1911, but francophones and immigrants remained over-represented at the bottom of the occupational ladder. Greater occupational and geographical mobility supported higher rates of earnings growth among Anglophones.
|Item Type:||Monograph (Working Paper)|
|Additional Information:||© 2010 Kris Inwood, Mary MacKinnon, Chris Minns|
|Library of Congress subject classification:||F History United States, Canada, Latin America > F1001 Canada (General)
H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
|Sets:||Departments > Economic History
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