Distributional Outcomes in Canada During the 1990s
Andrew Jackson and
Garnett Picot Additional contact information Andrew Heisz: Senior Research Economist, Socio-Economic & Business Analysis Branch, Statistics Canada
Andrew Jackson: Director of Research, Canadian Council on Social Development
Garnett Picot: Director-General, Socio-Economic & Business Analysis Branch, Statistics Canada
In this chapter, Andrew Heisz, Andrew Jackson and Garnet Picot provide an incisive and comprehensive analysis of the distributional changes that have occurred in Canada in the 1990s as well as useful comparative perspectives both in terms of trends over time and the particular patterns that can be discerned here relative to the situation in the United States. The authors focus on four aspects of distribution outcomes: (1) earnings and income inequality; (2) the relative earnings of the young and old and the more and less educated; (3) the changing relative position of men and women; and (4) changes in low income in Canada during the 1990s.