2008, English edition: Long-run inequality and annual instability of men's and women's earnings in Canada [electronic resource] / by Charles M. Beach, Ross Finnie and David Gray. Beach, Charles M.

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Long-run inequality and annual instability of men's and women's earnings in Canada / by Charles M. Beach, Ross Finnie and David Gray
 
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  • electronic text.
  • Electronic monograph in PDF format.
Published
  • Ottawa : Business and Labour Market Analysis, Statistics Canada, 2008.
Language
  • English

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Title
  • Long-run inequality and annual instability of men's and women's earnings in Canada /​ by Charles M. Beach, Ross Finnie and David Gray.
Also Titled
  • Longitudinal Administrative Data (LAD)
  • Statistics Canada (English)
Creator
  • Beach, Charles M.
Other Creators
  • Finnie, Ross.
  • Gray, David.
  • Statistics Canada. Business and Labour Market Analysis Division.
  • Statistics Canada. Analytical Studies Branch.
  • Government of Canada.
Published
  • Ottawa : Business and Labour Market Analysis, Statistics Canada, 2008.
Medium
  • [electronic resource]
Physical Description
  • electronic text.
  • Electronic monograph in PDF format.
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Summary
  • This paper examines the variability of workers' earnings in Canada over the 1982-to-2000 period by a graphical descriptive approach using the Longitudinal Administrative Data base file. Following Gottschalk and Moffitt (1994), we decompose the total variance of workers' earnings into a 'permanent' or long-run component between workers and a 'transitory' or year-to-year earnings instability component over time for given workers. The decomposition is applied to a five-year moving window. Several results are found. First, the general rise in total earnings variance over the period reflects quite different patterns of change for its separate components. Long-run earnings inequality has generally increased over the period, while year-to-year earnings instability has pretty steadily decreased. Changes in the total earnings variability have been driven primarily by changes in long-run earnings inequality. Second, the patterns of change in the two variance components showed substantial differences between men and women. Since the early 1990s, long-run earnings inequality continued to rise for men, but it markedly decreased for women. Since the late 1980s, earnings instability fell quite steadily for women, but it showed a more cyclical pattern for men. Third, the patterns across ages of the two variance components are almost opposite. Long-run earnings inequality generally rises with age, so it is markedly highest among older-age workers. Earnings instability, in contrast, generally declines with age, so it is markedly highest among entry-age workers.
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  • Title from title screen (viewed Jan. 9, 2009).
  • Includes bibliographical references.
  • Electronic monograph in PDF format.
  • Issued also in French under title: Inégalité de long terme et instabilité annuelle des gains des hommes et des femmes au Canada.
Language
  • English
ISBN
  • 9780662487036
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