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Demographic change and regional convergence in Canada

Geloso, Vincent, Kufenko, Vadim and Prettner, Klaus (2016) Demographic change and regional convergence in Canada. Economics Bulletin, 36 (4). pp. 1904-1910. ISSN 1545-2921

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We examine the role of demographic change for regional convergence in living standards in Canada. Due to economies of scale within a family, decreasing household size has an impact on convergence in living standards, while per capita income convergence remains unaffected. We find that, by relying on per capita income, the dispersion of living standards between Canadian regions is overestimated prior to the 1990s and underestimated thereafter. As a consequence, relying on income per capita results in overestimating the speed of convergence in living standards.

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Additional Information: © 2016 The Authors
Divisions: Economic History
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
JEL classification: J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J1 - Demographic Economics
O - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth > O4 - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity
Date Deposited: 26 Jan 2017 11:01
Last Modified: 18 Jan 2024 03:51

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