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

Author: David Card; Richard B Freeman
Publisher: Chicago, IL University of Chicago Press 2009
Series: NBER-Comparative Labor Markets Series, v. Vol 1
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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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Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Card; Richard B Freeman
ISBN: 9780226092836 0226092836 9780226092898 0226092895
OCLC Number: 923531785
Description: 1 online resource (288 p.)
Series Title: NBER-Comparative Labor Markets Series, v. Vol 1

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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 ...

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