Canadian Labour Market and Skills Researcher Network

CLSRN Working Papers Series

The CLSRN Working Papers series facilitates the dissemination of labour market oriented research produced by the CLSRN's researchers and affiliates. The publications available from this web page include both the working papers which were sponsored by the CLSRN and a broader selection of papers. Our working papers are of interest to the policy makers and researchers in the government, academic community as well as the wider public.

DECEMBER 2008:

CLSRN Working Paper no. 1
Abstract             Résumé
“The Evolution of Returns to Human Capital in Canada: 1980 -2006”
Brahim Boudarbat (University of Montreal), Thomas Lemieux (University of British Columbia), W. Craig Riddell (University of British Columbia)
Executive Summary

CLSRN Working Paper no. 2
Abstract          Résumé
“The Changing Role of Family Income and Ability in Determining Educational Achievement”
Philippe Belley (University of Western Ontario), Lance Lochner (University of Western Ontario; NBER)
Executive Summary

CLSRN Working Paper no. 3
Abstract          Résumé
“Employee Training in Canada”
Nicole Fortin (University of British Columbia), Daniel Parent (McGill University)
Executive Summary

CLSRN Working Paper no. 4
Abstract          Résumé
“The Effect of Student Loan Limits on University Enrolments”
Christine Neill (Wilfred Laurier University)
Executive Summary

JANUARY 2009:

CLSRN Working Paper no. 5
Abstract          Résumé
“The Role of Social Ties in the Job Search of Recent Immigrants”
Deepti Goel (Boston University)
Kevin Lang (Boston University; NBER)
Executive Summary

CLSRN Working Paper no. 6
Abstract          Résumé
“A Professor Like Me: Influence of Professor Gender on University Achievement”
Florian Hoffman (University of Toronto)
Philip Oreopoulos (University of Toronto; NBER; Canadian Institute for Advanced Research)
Executive Summary

CLSRN Working Paper no. 7
Abstract          Résumé
“An Analysis of Unemployment Incidence and Duration: Some New Evidence from Canada”
Michele Campolieti (University of Toronto)
Executive Summary

FEBRUARY 2009:

CLSRN Working Paper no. 8
Abstract          Résumé
“The Causal Effects of Education on Adaptability”
W. Craig Riddell (University of British Columbia)
Xueda Song (York University)
Executive Summary

CLSRN Working Paper no. 9
Abstract          Résumé
“Volunteering, Income Support Programs and Disabled Persons”
Michele Campolieti (University of Toronto)
Rafael Gomez (London School of Economics)
Morley Gunderson (University of Toronto)
Executive Summary

CLSRN Working Paper no. 10
Abstract          Résumé
“Earnings Losses of Displaced Older Workers: Accounting for the Retirement Option”
Tammy Schirle (Wilfred Laurier University)
Executive Summary

 CLSRN Working Paper no. 11
Abstract          Résumé
“Determinants and Effects of Post-Migration Education Among New Immigrants in Canada”
Rupa Banerjee (Ryerson University)
Anil Verma (University of Toronto)
Executive Summary

CLSRN Working Paper no. 12
Abstract          Résumé
“Do Child Tax Benefits Affect the Wellbeing of Children? Evidence from Canadian Child Benefit Expansions”
Kevin Milligan (University of British Columbia)
Mark Stabile (University of Toronto)
Executive Summary

CLSRN Working Paper no. 13
Abstract          Résumé
“Immigrant Earnings Distributions and Earnings Mobility in Canada: Evidence for the 1982 Landing Cohort from IMDB Micro Data”
Michael Abbott (Queen’s University)
Charles M. Beach (Queen’s University)
Executive Summary

CLSRN Working Paper no. 14
Abstract          Résumé
Rémunération à l’ancienneté et ajustement du marché du travail (Seniority-based Pay and Labour Market Adjustment)
Ali Béjaoui (CIRANO; Université du Québec)
Claude Montmarquette (CIRANO; Université de Montréal)
Executive Summary

CLSRN Working Paper no. 15
Abstract          Résumé
“Displacement of Older Workers: Re-employment, Hastened Retirement, Disability or Other Destinations?”
David Gray (University of Ottawa)
Ross Finnie (University of Ottawa; Statistics Canada)
Executive Summary

MARCH 2009:

CLSRN Working Paper no. 16
Abstract          Résumé
“Labour Market Outcomes and Skills Acquisition of High-School Dropouts”
Michele Campolieti (University of Toronto)
Tony Fang (York University & University of Toronto)
Morley Gunderson (University of Toronto)
Executive Summary

CLSRN Working Paper no. 17
Abstract          Résumé
The Returns to Flexible Postsecondary Education : The Effect of Delaying School
Ana M. Ferrer (University of Calgary)
Alicia Menendez (University of Chicago)
Executive Summary

CLSRN Working Paper no. 18
Abstract          Résumé
“The Evaluation of Immigrants’ Credentials: The Roles of Accreditation, Immigrant Race, and Evaluator Biases”
Joerg Dietz (University of Western Ontario)
Victoria M. Esses (University of Western Ontario)
Chetan Joshi (University of Western Ontario)
Caroline Bennett-AbuAyyash (University of Western Ontario)
Executive Summary

APRIL 2009:

CLSRN Working Paper no. 19
Abstract          Résumé
“The Pursuit of Post-Secondary Education: A Comparison of First Nations, African, Asian and European Canadian Youth”
Victor Thiessen (Atlantic Research Data Centre; Dalhousie University)
Executive Summary

CLSRN Working Paper no. 20
Abstract          Résumé
“How Would One Extra Year of High School Affect Wages? Evidence from a Unique Policy Change”
Harry Krashinsky (University of Toronto)
Executive Summary

CLSRN Working Paper no. 21
Abstract          Résumé
“The Economic Return on New Immigrants’ Human Capital: the Impact of Occupational Matching”
Gustave Goldmann (Statistics Canada)
Arthur Sweetman (Queen’s University)
Casey Warman (Queen’s University)
Executive Summary

CLSRN Working Paper no. 22
Abstract          Résumé
“For Whom the ‘Retirement’ Bell Tolls: Inter-temporal Comparisons Using the 1994 and 2002 Canadian General Social Survey”
Rafael Gomez (University of Toronto; London School of Economics)
Morley Gunderson (University of Toronto)
Executive Summary

MAY 2009:

CLSRN Working Paper no. 23
Abstract          Résumé
“Household Responses to Individual Shocks: Disability and Labour Supply”
Giovanni Gallipoli (University of British Columbia)
Laura Turner (University of British Columbia)
Executive Summary

CLSRN Working Paper no. 24
Abstract          Résumé
“Should I Stay or Should I Go...North? First Job Location of U.S. Trained Doctorates 1957 – 2005”
Christopher Ferrall (Queen’s University)
Natalia Mishagina (Analysis Group, Montreal)
Executive Summary

CLSRN Working Paper no. 25
Abstract          Résumé
“Temporary Foreign Workers and Former International Students as a Source of Permanent Immigration”
Arthur Sweetman (Queen’s University)
Casey Warman (Queen’s University)
Executive Summary

CLSRN Working Paper no. 26
Abstract          Résumé
“Assessing the Impact of a Wage Subsidy for Single Parents on Social Assistance”
Guy Lacroix (Université Laval)
Executive Summary

CLSRN Working Paper no. 27
Abstract          Résumé
“Review of Canadian and International Literature on Apprenticeships”
Morley Gunderson (University of Toronto)

JUNE 2009:

CLSRN Working Paper no. 28
Abstract          Résumé
“Intergenerational Progress in Educational Attainment When Institutional Change Really Matters: A Case Study of Franco-Americans vs. French-Speaking Quebeckers ”
Daniel Parent (McGill University)
Executive Summary

CLSRN Working Paper no. 29
Abstract          Résumé
“The Effect of Immigrant Selection and the IT Bust on the Entry Earnings of Immigrants”
Garnett Picot (Statistics Canada)
Feng Hou (Statistics Canada)
Executive Summary

CLSRN Working Paper no. 30
Abstract          Résumé
“Immigrant Wage Assimilation and the Return to Foreign and Host-Country Sources of Human Capital”
Mikal Skuterud (University of Waterloo)
Mingcui Su (University of Waterloo)
Executive Summary

CLSRN Working Paper no. 31
Abstract          Résumé
“The Prince and the Pauper: Movement of Children Up and Down the Canadian Income Distribution, 1994-2004”
Peter Burton (Dalhousie University)
Shelley Phipps (Dalhousie University; Canadian Institute for Advanced Research)
Executive Summary

CLSRN Working Paper no. 32
Abstract          Résumé
“The Effect of Adolescent Health on Educational Outcomes: Causal Evidence using ‘Genetic Lotteries’ between Siblings”
Jason M. Fletcher (Yale University)
Steven F. Lehrer (Queen’s University; NBER)
Executive Summary

JULY 2009:

CLSRN Working Paper no. 33
Abstract          Résumé
“Economic Change and Worker Displacement in Canada: Consequences and Policy Responses”
W. Craig Riddell (University of British Columbia)
Executive Summary

CLSRN Working Paper no. 34
Abstract          Résumé
“Performance Pay and the White-Black Wage Gap”
John S. Heywood (University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee)
Daniel Parent (McGill University)
Executive Summary

CLSRN Working Paper no. 35
Abstract          Résumé
“Estimating Treatment Effects from Contaminated Multi-Period Education Experiments: The Dynamic Impacts of Class Size Reductions”
Weili Deng (Queen’s University)
Steven F. Lehrer (Queen’s University and NBER)
Executive Summary

CLSRN Working Paper no. 36
Abstract          Résumé
“Inter-temporal and Inter-Industry Effects of Population Ageing: A General Equilibrium Assessment for Canada”
Nabil Annabi (Human Resources and Skills Development Canada)
Maxime Fougère (Human Resources and Skills Development Canada)
Simon Harvey (Human Resources and Skills Development Canada)
Executive Summary

AUGUST 2009:

CLSRN Working Paper no. 37
Abstract          Résumé
“Marriage, Cohabitation and Women’s Response to Changes in the Male Wage Structure”
René Morissette (Statistics Canada)
Yuqian Lu (Statistics Canada)
Feng Hou (Statistics Canada)
Executive Summary

CLSRN Working Paper no. 38
Abstract          Résumé
“Understanding the Wage Patterns of Canadian Less Skilled Workers: The Role of Implicit Contracts”
David A. Green (University of British Columbia)
James Townsend (University of Winnipeg)
Executive Summary

CLSRN Working Paper no. 39
Abstract          Résumé
“Does the Market Help Workers Balance Work-Family Conflict?”
Ana Ferrer (University of Calgary)
Lynda Gagné (University of Victoria)
Executive Summary

SEPTEMBER 2009:

CLSRN Working Paper no. 40
Abstract          Résumé
“How Do Families and Unattached Individuals Respond to Layoffs? Evidence from Canada”
René Morissette (Statistics Canada)
Yuri Ostrovsky (Statistics Canada)
Executive Summary

CLSRN Working Paper no. 41
Abstract          Résumé
“Language at Work: The Impact of Linguistic Enclaves on Immigrant Economic Integration”
Monica Boyd (University of Toronto)
Executive Summary

CLSRN Working Paper no. 42
Abstract          Résumé
“Earnings Losses of Displaced Workers: Canadian Evidence from a Large Administrative Database on Firm Closure and Mass Layoffs”
René Morissette (Statistics Canada)
Xuelin Zhang (Statistics Canada)
Marc Frenette (Statistics Canada)
Executive Summary

OCTOBER 2009:

CLSRN Working Paper no. 43
Abstract          Résumé
“Sorting, Peers and Achievement of Aboriginal Students in British Columbia”
Jane Friesen (Simon Fraser University)
Brian Krauth (Simon Fraser University)
Executive Summary

CLSRN Working Paper no. 44
Abstract          Résumé
“Working in a Regulated Occupation in Canada: an Immigrant – Native-born Comparison”
Magali Girard (McGill University)
Michael Smith (McGill University)
Executive Summary

CLSRN Working Paper no. 45
Abstract          Résumé
“The Impact of Aggregate and Sectoral Fluctuations on Training Decisions”
Vincenzo Caponi (Ryerson University)
Cevat Burc Kayahan (Acadia University)
Miana Plesca (University of Guelph)
Executive Summary

CLSRN Working Paper no. 46
Abstract          Résumé
“Glass Ceilings or Glass Doors? Wage Disparity Within and Between Firms”
Krishna Pendakur (Simon Fraser University)
Simon Woodcock (Simon Fraser University)

NOVEMBER 2009:

CLSRN Working Paper no. 47
Abstract          Résumé
“Do Education Decisions Respond to Returns by Field of Study?”
Morley Gunderson (University of Toronto)
Harry Krashinsky (University of Toronto)
Executive Summary

CLSRN Working Paper no. 48
Abstract          Résumé
“Seeking Success in Canada and the United States: the Determinants of Labour Market Outcomes Among the Children of Immigrants”
Garnett Picot
Feng Hou
Executive Summary

CLSRN Working Paper no. 49
Abstract          Résumé
“Selecting Economic Immigrants: An Actuarial Approach”
John McHale (Queen’s University)
Keith Rogers (Queen’s University)

DECEMBER 2009:

CLSRN Working Paper no. 50
Abstract          Résumé
“A New View of the Male/Female Pay Gap in Canada”
Michael Baker (University of Toronto)
Marie Drolet (Statistics Canada)
Executive Summary

CLSRN Working Paper no. 51
Abstract          Résumé
“Income Inequality Among Seniors in Canada: The Role of Women’s Labour Market Experience”
Tammy Schirle (Wilfrid Laurier University)
Executive Summary

CLSRN Working Paper no. 52
Abstract          Résumé
“Public Policy and the Economic Wellbeing of Elderly Immigrants”
Michael Baker (University of Toronto)
Dwayne Benjamin (University of Toronto; RCEA)
Elliott Fan (Australian National University)
Executive Summary

JANUARY 2010:

CLSRN Working Paper no. 53
Abstract          Résumé
“The Evolution of the Returns to Human Capital in Canada, 1980-2005”
Brahim Boudarbat (University of Montreal)
Thomas Lemieux (University of British Columbia)
W. Craig Riddell (University of British Columbia)
Executive Summary

CLSRN Working Paper no. 54
Abstract          Résumé
“Estimating the Benefit of High School for College-Bound Students”
Louis-Philippe Morin (University of Ottawa, IZA)
Executive Summary

FEBRUARY 2010:

CLSRN Working Paper no. 55
Abstract          Résumé
“Disabled or Young? Relative Age and Special Education Diagnoses in Schools”
Elizabeth Dhuey (University of Toronto)
Stephen Lipscomb (Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.)

CLSRN Working Paper no. 56
Abstract          Résumé
“Do Peers Affect Students Achievement? Evidence from Canada Using Group Size Variation”
Vincent Boucher (Université de Montréal)
Yann Bramoullé (Université Laval, CIRPÉE)
Habiba Djebbari (Université Laval, CIRPÉE, IZA)
Bernard Fortin (Université Laval, CIRANO, CIRPÉE)

MARCH 2010:

CLSRN Working Paper no. 57
Abstract          Résumé
“Merit-Aid and the Distribution of Entering Students Across Ontario Universities”
Martin D. Dooley (McMaster University)
A. Abigail Payne (McMaster University)
A. Leslie Robb (McMaster University)
Executive Summary

CLSRN Working Paper no. 58
Abstract          Résumé
“Returns to Skill, Tax Policy, and North American Migration by Skill Level: Canada and the United States 1995 - 2001”
Gary L. Hunt (University of Maine)
Richard E. Mueller (University of Lethbridge)
Executive Summary

APRIL 2010:

CLSRN Working Paper no. 59
Abstract          Résumé
“Preparing for Success in Canada and the United States: the Determinants of Educational Attainment Among the Children of Immigrants”
Garnett Picot (Statistics Canada)
Feng Hou (Statistics Canada)
Executive Summary

CLSRN Working Paper no. 60
Abstract          Résumé
“Ability, Parental Valuation of Education and the High School Dropout Decision”
Kelly Foley (Copenhagen Business School)
Giovanni Gallipoli (UBC and RCEA)
David A. Green (UBC and IFS)
Executive Summary

MAY 2010:

CLSRN Working Paper no. 61
Abstract          Résumé
“Have Employment Patterns of Older Displaced Workers Improved Since the Late 1970s?”
Wen-Hao Chen (OECD)
René Morissette (Statistics Canada)
Executive Summary

CLSRN Working Paper no. 62
Abstract          Résumé
“The Persistence Behaviour of Registered Apprentices: Who Continues, Quits, or Completes Programs?”
Christine Laporte (Statistics Canada)
Richard Mueller (University of Lethbridge and Statistics Canada)
Executive Summary

JUNE 2010:

CLSRN Working Paper no. 63
Abstract          Résumé
“Entry Earnings of Canada’s Immigrants over the Past Quarter Century: the Roles of Changing Characteristics and Returns to Skills”
Feng Hou (Statistics Canada)
Executive Summary

CLSRN Working Paper no. 64
Abstract          Résumé
“Crucial Contributors? Re-examining Labour Market Impact and Workplace-training Intensity in Canadian Trades Apprenticeship”
John Meredith (University of British Columbia)
Executive Summary

SEPTEMBER 2010:

CLSRN Working Paper no. 65
Abstract          Résumé
“Why are the Relative Wages of Immigrants Declining? A Distributional Approach”
Brahim Boudarbat (Université de Montréal)
Thomas Lemieux (University of British Columbia)
Executive Summary

CLSRN Working Paper no. 66
Abstract          Résumé
“School Competition and Efficiency with Publicly Funded Catholic Schools”
David Card (University of California-Berkeley)
Martin Dooley (McMaster University)
Abigail Payne (McMaster University)
Executive Summary

OCTOBER 2010:

CLSRN Working Paper no. 67
Abstract          Résumé
A Competing Risks Analysis of the Determinants of Low Completion Rates in the Canadian Apprenticeship System
Benoit Dostie (HEC Montréal and CIRANO)
Executive Summary

CLSRN Working Paper no. 68
Abstract          Résumé
“Labour Supply, Work Effort and Contract Choice: Theory and Evidence on Physicians”
Bernard Fortin (Université Laval, CIRPEE, CIRANO and IZA)
Nicolas Jacquemet (Paris School of Economics and Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne)
Bruce Shearer (Université Laval, CIRPEE, CIRANO and IZA)

DECEMBER 2010:

CLSRN Working Paper no. 69
Abstract          Résumé
“Immigrant Earnings Growth:  Selection Bias or Real Progress?”
Garnett Picot (Statistics Canada)
Patrizio Piraino (Statistics Canada)
Executive Summary

CLSRN Working Paper no. 70
Abstract          Résumé
“Returns to Apprenticeship in Canada”
Daniel Boothby (Industry Canada)
Torben Drewes (Trent University)
Executive Summary

JANUARY 2011:

CLSRN Working Paper no. 71
Abstract          Résumé
“Apprenticeship Program Requirements and Apprenticeship Completion Rates in Canada”
Patrick J. Coe (Carleton University)
Executive Summary

CLSRN Working Paper no. 72
Abstract          Résumé
Incidence and Returns to Apprenticeship Training in Canada: The Role of Family Background and Immigrant Status
James Ted McDonald (University of New Brunswick)
Christopher Worswick (Carleton University)
Executive Summary

FEBRUARY 2011:

CLSRN Working Paper no. 73
Abstract          Résumé
“Are Recessions Really Good for Your Health? Evidence from Canada”
Hideki Ariizumi (Wilfrid Laurier University)
Tammy Schirle (Wilfrid Laurier University)

CLSRN Working Paper no. 74
Abstract          Résumé
Long term consequences of natural resource booms for human capital accumulation
Herb Emery (University of Calgary)
Ana Ferrer (University of Calgary)
David Green (University of British Columbia)
Executive Summary

MARCH 2011:

CLSRN Working Paper no. 75
Abstract          Résumé
“Heterogeneous Worker Ability and Team–Based Production: Evidence from Major League Baseball, 1920-2009”
Kerry L. Papps (University of Oxford)
Alex Bryson (National Institute of Economic and Social Research and Centre for Economic Performance)
Rafael Gomez (University of Toronto and London School of Economics)
Executive Summary

CLSRN Working Paper no. 76
Abstract          Résumé
Is Debt Relief as Good as Liquidity? The Impact of Prospective Student Debt on Post-Secondary Attendance among Low-Income Youth
Marc Frenette (Social Research and Demonstration Corporation)
Executive Summary

JUNE 2011:

CLSRN Working Paper no. 77
Abstract          Résumé
“Experimental Estimates of the Impacts of Class Size on Test Scores: Robustness and Heterogeneity”
Weili Ding (Queen’s University)
Steven F. Lehrer (Queen’s University and NBER)

CLSRN Working Paper no. 78
Abstract          Résumé
What Explains the Educational Attainment Gap between Aboriginal and Non-Aboriginal Youth?
Marc Frenette (Social Research and Demonstration Corporation)
Executive Summary

JULY 2011:

CLSRN Working Paper no. 79
Abstract          Résumé
“Are the Labour Market Benefits to Schooling Different for Aboriginal and Non-Aboriginal People?”
Marc Frenette (Social Research and Demonstration Corporation)
Executive Summary

CLSRN Working Paper no. 80
Abstract          Résumé
“The Impact of Education on Unemployment Incidence and Re-employment Success: Evidence from the U.S. Labour Market”
W. Craig Riddell (University of British Columbia)
Xueda Song (York University)

AUGUST 2011:

CLSRN Working Paper no. 81
Abstract          Résumé
“Immigrant Earnings Differences Across Admission Categories and Landing Cohorts in Canada”
Michael G. Abbott (Queen’s University)
Charles M. Beach (Queen’s University)
Executive Summary

CLSRN Working Paper no. 82
Abstract          Résumé
“Why Have Poorer Neighbourhoods Stagnated Economically, While the Richer Have Flourished? Neighbourhood Income Inequality in Canadian Cities”
W.H. Chen (OECD and Statistics Canada)
John Myles (University of Toronto)
Garnett Picot (Statistics Canada and Queen’s University)
Executive Summary

OCTOBER 2011:

CLSRN Working Paper no. 83
Abstract          Résumé
The Role of Education in Technology Use and Adoption: Evidence from the Canadian Workplace and Employee Survey
W. Craig Riddell (University of British Columbia)
Xueda Song (York University)
Executive Summary

CLSRN Working Paper no. 84
Abstract          Résumé
“A community college instructor like me: Race and ethnicity interactions in the classroom”
Robert W. Fairlie (University of California Santa Cruz)
Florian Hoffmann (University of British Columbia)
Philip Oreopoulos (University of Toronto)
Executive Summary

November 2011:

CLSRN Working Paper no. 85
Abstract          Résumé
Cohort Size and Youth Earnings: Evidence from a Quasi-Experiment
Louis-Philippe Morin (University of Ottawa)
Executive Summary

CLSRN Working Paper no. 86
Abstract          Résumé
“Universal Early Childhood Interventions: What is the Evidence Base?”
Michael Baker (University of Toronto)

CLSRN Working Paper no. 87
Abstract          Résumé
“The Mom Effect: Family Proximity and the Labour Force Status of Women in Canada”
Janice Compton (University of Manitoba)
Executive Summary

DECEMBER 2011:

CLSRN Working Paper no. 88
Abstract          Résumé
Unemployment Compensation and Adjustment Assistance for Displaced Workers: Policy Options for Canada
W. Craig Riddell (University of British Columbia)
Executive Summary

CLSRN Working Paper no. 89
Abstract          Résumé
“Human Capital Prices, Productivity and Growth”
Audra J. Bowlus (University of Western Ontario)
Chris Robinson (University of Western Ontario)

CLSRN Working Paper no. 90
Abstract          Résumé
“How Important are School Principals in the Production of Student Achievement?”
Elizabeth Dhuey (University of Toronto)
Justin Smith (Wilfrid Laurier University)

JANUARY 2012:

CLSRN Working Paper no. 91
Abstract          Résumé
Age at Migration, Language and Fertility Patterns among Migrants to Canada
Alicia Adsera (Princeton University)
Ana Ferrer (University of Calgary)
Executive Summary

CLSRN Working Paper no. 92
Abstract          Résumé
“The Effectiveness of Training for Displaced Workers with Long Prior Job Tenure”
Stephen RG Jones (McMaster University)
Executive Summary

FEBRUARY 2012:

CLSRN Working Paper no. 93
Abstract          Résumé
“The Future of Contractual Mandatory Retirement in South Korea”
Thomas R. Klassen (York University)
Executive Summary

CLSRN Working Paper no. 94
Abstract          Résumé
“Persistence and Academic Success in University”
Martin D. Dooley (McMaster University)
A. Abigail Payne (McMaster University)
A. Leslie Robb (McMaster University)
Executive Summary

CLSRN Working Paper no. 95
Abstract          Résumé
“Why do some employers prefer to interview Matthew but not Samir? New evidence from Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver”
Diane Dechief (University of Toronto)
Philip Oreopoulos (University of Toronto)
Executive Summary

MARCH 2012:

CLSRN Working Paper no. 96
Abstract          Résumé
“Why do Immigrant Workers in Australia Perform Better than in Canada? Is it the Immigrants or their Labour Markets?”
Andrew Clarke (University of Melbourne)
Mikal Skuterud (University of Waterloo)
Executive Summary

CLSRN Working Paper no. 97
Abstract          Résumé
“The pitfalls of work requirements in welfare-to-work policies: Experimental evidence on human capital accumulation in the Self-Sufficiency Project”
Chris Riddell (Cornell University)
W. Craig Riddell (University of British Columbia)

APRIL 2012:

CLSRN Working Paper no. 98
Abstract          Résumé
“Ageing and Literacy Skills: Evidence from Canada, Norway and the United States”
David A. Green (University of British Columbia)
W. Craig Riddell (University of British Columbia)

CLSRN Working Paper no. 99
Abstract          Résumé
“Returns to Apprenticeship: Analysis Based on the 2006 Census”
Morley Gunderson (University of Toronto)
Harry Krashinsky (University of Toronto)
Executive Summary

MAY 2012:

CLSRN Working Paper no. 100
Abstract          Résumé
“Canadian Inequality: Recent Developments and Policy Options”
Nicole M. Fortin (University of British Columbia)
David A. Green (University of British Columbia)
Thomas Lemieux (University of British Columbia)
Kevin Milligan (University of British Columbia)
W. Craig Riddell (University of British Columbia)

SEPTEMBER 2012:

CLSRN Working Paper no. 101
Abstract          Résumé
“Duration Dependence and Labour Market Conditions: Theory and Evidence from a Field Experiment”
Kory Kroft (University of Toronto)
Fabian Lange (McGill University)
Matthew J. Notowidigdo (University of Chicago)

CLSRN Working Paper no. 102
Abstract          Résumé
“Increasing Inequality is Unbalanced Growth: Evidence from North America”
Lars Osberg (Dalhousie University)

OCTOMBER 2012

CLSRN Working Paper no. 103
Abstract          Résumé
“Top Income Shares in Canada: Recent Trends and Policy Implications”
Michael R. Veall (McMaster University)

CLSRN Working Paper no. 104
Abstract          Résumé
“Should Unemployment Insurance Vary with the Unemployment Rate?”
Kory Kroft (University of Toronto)
Matthew J. Notowidigdo (University of Chicago)

CLSRN Working Paper no. 105
Abstract          Résumé
“New Evidence on the Impacts of Access to and Attending Universal Childcare in Canada”
Michael J. Kottelenberg (Queen’s University)
Steven F. Lehrer (Queen’s University)
Executive Summary

NOVEMBER 2012:

CLSRN Working Paper no. 106
Abstract          Résumé
Macroeconomic Impacts of Canadian Immigration: Results from a Macro-model”
Peter Dungan (University of Toronto)
Tony Fang (York University)
Morley Gunderson (University of Toronto)

CLSRN Working Paper no. 107
Abstract          Résumé
“New Directions in Immigration Policy:
Canada’s Evolving Approach to Immigration Selection”
Ana M. Ferrer (University of Calgary)
Garnett Picot (Queens University and Statistics Canada)
W. Craig Riddell (University of British Columbia)

CLSRN Working Paper no. 108
Abstract          Résumé
“Does Online Search Crowd Out Traditional Search and Improve Matching Efficiency? Evidence from Craigslist”
Kory Kroft (University of Toronto)
Devin G. Pope (University of Chicago and NBER)

FEBRUARY 2013:

CLSRN Working Paper no. 109
Abstract          Résumé
Economic Benefits of Studying Economics in Canada: A Comparison of wages of Economics Majors with those in Other Disciplines Circa 2005”
Ather H. Akbari (St. Mary’s University)
Yigit Aydede (St. Mary’s University)

CLSRN Working Paper no. 110
Abstract          Résumé
“The Impact of Social Networks on Labour Market Outcomes: New Evidence from Cape Breton”
Adnan Q. Khan (London School of Economics)
Steven F. Lehrer (Queen’s University and NBER)
Executive Summary

CLSRN Working Paper no. 111
Abstract          Résumé
“Industrial Actions in Schools: Strikes and Student Achievement”
Michael Baker (University of Toronto)

APRIL 2013:

CLSRN Working Paper no. 112 (French)
Abstract          Résumé
“Sources de revenu de retraite au Québec 2004-2030: une analyse de microsimulation
Nicholas-James Clavet (Université Laval)
Jean-Yves Duclos (Université Laval)
Bernard Fortin (Université Laval)
Steeve Marchand (Université Laval)
Executive Summary (French)

CLSRN Working Paper no. 113
Abstract          Résumé
“Impacts of Cyclical Downturns on the Third Pillar of the RIS and Policy Responses”
James B. Davies (University of Western Ontario)
Xiaoyu Yu (University of Western Ontario)
Executive Summary

CLSRN Working Paper no. 114
Abstract          Résumé
How do the level and composition of income change after retirement? Evidence from the LAD
Ross Finnie (University of Ottawa)
Byron G. Spencer (McMaster University)
Executive Summary

CLSRN Working Paper no. 115
Abstract          Résumé
“The Receipt of Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS) Status Among Canadian Seniors – Incidence and Dynamics
Ross Finnie (University of Ottawa)
David Gray (University of Ottawa)
Yan Zhang (Statistics Canada)
Executive Summary

CLSRN Working Paper no. 116
Abstract          Résumé
“Retirement Incomes, Labour Supply and Co-residency Decisions of Older Immigrants in Canada: 1991-2006”
James Ted McDonald (University of New Brunswick)
Christopher Worswick (Carleton University)
Executive Summary

CLSRN Working Paper no. 117
Abstract          Résumé
“Employer-provided pensions, incomes, and hardship in early transitions to retirement”
Kevin Milligan (University of British Columbia)
Executive Summary

CLSRN Working Paper no. 118
Abstract          Résumé
“Senior poverty in Canada: A decomposition analysis
Tammy Schirle (Wilfrid Laurier University)
Executive Summary

CLSRN Working Paper no. 119
Abstract          Résumé
“Estimating the Number of Guaranteed Income Supplement Recipients Who Have Mistakenly Saved in Registered Retirement Savings Plans and Registered Pension Plans”
Michael R. Veall (McMaster University)
Executive Summary

CLSRN Working Paper no. 120
Abstract          Résumé
“The Retirement Income System and the Risks Faced by Canadian Seniors”
Kevin Milligan (University of British Columbia)
Tammy Schirle (Wilfrid Laurier University)
Executive Summary

JULY 2013:

CLSRN Working Paper no. 121
Abstract          Résumé
“The Fertility of Recent Immigrants to Canada”
Alícia Adserà (Princeton University)
Ana Ferrer (University of Calgary)

CLSRN Working Paper no. 122
Abstract          Résumé
“Intergenerational Effects of Disability Benefits - Evidence from Canadian Social Assistance Programs”
Kelly Chen (Digonex Technologies, Inc.)
Lars Osberg (Dalhousie University)
Shelley Phipps (Dalhousie University)
Executive Summary

SEPTEMBER 2013:

CLSRN Working Paper no. 123
Abstract          Résumé
“An Analysis of a Foundational Learning Program in BC: the Foundations Workplace Skills Program (FWSP) at Douglas College”
David Gray (University of Ottawa)
Louis-Philippe Morin (University of Ottawa)
Executive Summary

CLSRN Working Paper no. 124
Abstract          Résumé
“Does Adult Training Benefit Canadian Workers?”
Wen Ci (Carleton University)
José Galdo (Carleton University)
Marcel Voia (Carleton University)
Christopher Worswick (Carleton University)
Executive Summary

CLSRN Working Paper no. 125
Abstract          Résumé
“The Effect of Universal Child Benefits on Labour Supply”
Tammy Schirle (Wilfrid Laurier University)

OCTOBER 2013:

CLSRN Working Paper no. 126
Abstract          Résumé
“Open Enrolment and Student Achievement”
Jane Friesen (Simon Fraser University)
Benjamin Cerf Harris (Center for Administrative Records Research and Applications/ U.S. Census Bureau)
Simon Woodcock (Simon Fraser University)
Executive Summary

CLSRN Working Paper no. 127
Abstract          Résumé
“Earnings Mobility of Canadian Immigrants: a Transition Matrix Approach”
Michael G. Abbott (Queen’s University)
Charles M. Beach (Queen’s University)
Executive Summary

November 2013

CLSRN Working Paper no. 128
Abstract          Résumé
“Why Immigrant Background Matters for University Participation: a Comparison of Switzerland and Canada”
Garnett Picot (Queen’s University)
Feng Hou (Statistics Canada)
Executive Summary

CLSRN Working Paper no. 129
Abstract          Résumé
“A Typology of Adult Learning: Review of the Social Research and Demonstration Corporation of Canada’s Model”
Kjell Rubenson (University of British Columbia)
Maren Elfert (University of British Columbia)
Executive Summary

March 2014:

CLSRN Working Paper no. 130
Abstract          Résumé
“Immigration and Location Choices of Native-Born Workers in Canada”
Yigit Aydede (Saint Mary’s University)

CLSRN Working Paper no. 131
Abstract          Résumé
“What has Happened to Middle-Class Earnings? Distributional Shifts in Earnings in Canada, 1970-2005”
Charles M. Beach (Queen’s University)
Executive Summary

CLSRN Working Paper no. 132
Abstract          Résumé
“Do the Perils of Universal Child Care Depend on the Child’s Age?”
Michael J. Kottelenberg (Queen’s University)
Steven F. Lehrer (Queen’s University and NBER)
Executive Summary

April 2014:

CLSRN Working Paper no. 133
Abstract          Résumé
“Has the Canadian Labour Market Polarized?”
David A. Green (University of British Columbia)
Benjamin Sand (York University)

CLSRN Working Paper no. 134
Abstract          Résumé
“Labor Market Conditions, Skill Requirements and Educational Mismatch”
Fraser Summerfield (University of Guelph)

CLSRN Working Paper no. 135
Abstract          Résumé
“Immigration and Crime: Evidence from Canada”
Haimin Zhang (University of British Columbia)

June 2014:

CLSRN Working Paper no. 136
Abstract          Résumé
“The Effect of High School Shootings on Schools and Student Performance”
Louis-Philippe Beland (University of Montreal)
Dongwoo Kim (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

CLSRN Working Paper no. 137
Abstract          Résumé
“The Distributional Impacts of an Energy Boom in Western Canada”
Joseph Marchand (University of Alberta)

CLSRN Working Paper no. 138
Abstract          Résumé
“Consumption Inequality in Canada, 1997 to 2009”
Sam Norris (Northwestern University)
Krishna Pendakur (Simon Fraser University)

CLSRN Working Paper no. 139
Abstract          Résumé
“Workforce Aging and the Labour Market Opportunities of Youth: Evidence from Canada”
Sundip Dhanjal (Wilfrid Laurier University)
Tammy Schirle (Wilfrid Laurier University)

September 2014:

CLSRN Working Paper no. 140
Abstract          Résumé
“Immigrant Skill Selection and Utilization: a Comparative Analysis of Australia, Canada and the United States”
Andrew Clarke (University of Melbourne)
Mikal Skuterud (University of Waterloo)

CLSRN Working Paper no. 141
Abstract          Résumé
“The Effect of Labour Relations Laws on Union Density Rates: Evidence from Canadian Provinces”
Scott Legree (University of Waterloo)
Tammy Schirle (Wilfrid Laurier University)
Mikal Skuterud (University of Waterloo)

October 2014:

CLSRN Working Paper no. 142
Abstract          Résumé
“Estimating the Effects of Minimum Wage in a Developing Country: A Density Discontinuity Design Approach”
Hugo Jales (University of British Columbia)

CLSRN Working Paper no. 143
Abstract          Résumé
“UPSKILL: A Credible Test of Workplace Literacy and Essential Skills Training”
David Gyarmati (Social Research and Demonstration Corporation)
Norm Leckie (Social Research and Demonstration Corporation)
Michael Dowie (Social Research and Demonstration Corporation)
Boris Palameta (Social Research and Demonstration Corporation)
Taylor Shek-wai Hui (Social Research and Demonstration Corporation)
Sophie Hébert (Social Research and Demonstration Corporation)
Executive Summary

CLSRN Working Paper no. 144
Abstract          Résumé
“The effect of linguistic proximity on the occupational assimilation of immigrant men”
Alicia Adsera (Princeton University)
Ana Ferrer (University of Waterloo)