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Does Industrial Mix of Employment Influence Poverty Rates in Canadian Counties?

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Title: Does Industrial Mix of Employment Influence Poverty Rates in Canadian Counties?
Author: Zhou, Xiaoye
Department: Department of Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics
Program: Food, Agriculture and Resource Economics
Advisor: Deaton, BradyHailu, Getu
Abstract: This study examines the effect of changes in the industrial composition of employment, a change in the “industrial mix”, on the prevalence of poverty across Canadian counties. Regression analysis suggests shifts in the proportion of employment to high-wage industries reduce poverty rates. This finding contradicts some previous literature, which argued that job growth in high-wage industries would not reduce poverty rates because these jobs are not available to low-skilled workers.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10214/2863
Date: 2011-08
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