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Labour market dynamics in Canada, 1891-1911: a first look from new census samples

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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Abstract

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)
Official URL: http://www2.lse.ac.uk/economicHistory/workingPaper...
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
Collections > Economists Online
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Identification Number: 148/10
Date Deposited: 17 Nov 2010 17:13
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/30016/

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