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Small Differences That Matter : Labor Markets and Income Maintenance in Canada and the United States.

Author: David Card; Richard Freeman
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1993.
Series: NBER Comparative labor markets series.
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This volume, the first in a new series by the National Bureau of Economic Research that compares labor markets in different countries, examines social and labor market policies in Canada and the United States during the 1980s. It shows that subtle differences in unemployment compensation, unionization, immigration policies, and income maintenance programs have significantly affected economic outcomes in the two  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Card; Richard Freeman
ISBN: 9780226092898 0226092895
OCLC Number: 476233575
Description: 1 online resource (288 pages).
Contents: Preface; Introduction; 1. Immigration Policy, National Origin, and Immigrant Skills: A Comparison of Canada and the United States; 2. Skill Differentials in Canada in an Era of Rising Labor Market Inequality; 3. Unions and Wage Inequality in Canada and the United States; 4. Unionization in Canada and the United States: A Tale of Two Countries; 5. A Comparative Analysis of Unemployment in Canada and the United States; 6. Responding to Need: A Comparison of Social Safety Nets in Canada and the United States.
Series Title: NBER Comparative labor markets series.

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This volume, the first in a new series by the National Bureau of Economic Research that compares labor markets in different countries, examines social and labor market policies in Canada and the United States during the 1980s. It shows that subtle differences in unemployment compensation, unionization, immigration policies, and income maintenance programs have significantly affected economic outcomes in the two countries. For example:.-Canada's social safety net, more generous than the American one, produced markedly lower poverty rates in the 1980s.-Canada saw a smaller increase in earnings.

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