Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/144542
Authors: 
Geloso, Vincent
Kufenko, Vadim
Prettner, Klaus
Year of Publication: 
2016
Series/Report no.: 
Schriftenreihe des Promotionsschwerpunkts Globalisierung und Beschäftigung 49/2016
Abstract: 
We examine the role of demographic change for regional convergence in living standards in Canada. Due to economies of scale within a family, decreasing household size has an impact on convergence in living standards, while per capita income convergence remains unaffected. We find that, by relying on per capita income, the dispersion of living standards between Canadian regions is overestimated prior to the 1990s and underestimated thereafter. As a consequence, relying on income per capita results in overestimating the speed of convergence in living standards.
Subjects: 
regional convergence
living standards
demographic change
household size
JEL: 
O47
J12
N12
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Document Type: 
Working Paper

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