Provincial Income Disparities Through an Urban-Rural Lens: Evidence from the 2001 Census

Insights on the Canadian Economy, 2005

22 Pages Posted: 1 Jul 2009

Date Written: July 21, 2005

Abstract

This paper describes per capita employment income disparities across provinces and across the urban-rural continuum, from larger to small cities and between cities and rural areas. Its first objective is to compare the degree of income disparities across provinces to income disparities across the urban-rural continuum. Its second objective is to determine the extent to which provincial disparities can be tied to the urban-rural composition of provinces. The paper also seeks to determine whether urban-rural disparities in per capita employment income stem from poorer labour market conditions in smaller cities and rural areas compared to large cities.

Keywords: earnings, income gaps, labour market, rural population, urban population.

JEL Classification: R1, R2, R3, J3, J21

Suggested Citation

Beckstead, Desmond and Brown, Williams Mark, Provincial Income Disparities Through an Urban-Rural Lens: Evidence from the 2001 Census (July 21, 2005). Insights on the Canadian Economy, 2005, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1427275 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1427275

Desmond Beckstead

Statistics Canada ( email )

Ottawa, Ontario
Canada
(613) 951-6199 (Phone)

Williams Mark Brown (Contact Author)

Statistics Canada ( email )

Ottawa, Ontario
Canada

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