Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/35920
Authors: 
Boudarbat, Brahim
Lemieux, Thomas
Riddell, W. Craig
Year of Publication: 
2010
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers 4809
Abstract: 
We examine the evolution of the returns to human capital in Canada over the period 1980-2005. Our main finding is that returns to education increased substantially for Canadian men, contrary to conclusions reached previously. Most of this rise took place in the early 1980s and since 1995. Returns to education also rose, albeit more modestly, for Canadian women. Another important development is that after years of expansion, the wage gap between younger and older workers stabilized after 1995. Controlling for work experience and using Canadian Census data appear to account for the main differences between our results and earlier findings.
Subjects: 
Human capital
wage differentials
Canada
JEL: 
J24
J31
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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