The Evolution of Hourly Compensation in Canada between 1980 and 2010*

Résumé court: 

We find that wage inequality (as measured by the coefficient of variation) among full-time workers has almost doubled between 1980 and 2010. The rapid growth among the top 0.1% is the main driver of that increase. Changes in the characteristics of the workforce (such as age, experience and education) explain less than 25% of the rise in wage inequality; the rest is explained by increasing within-group inequality. However, changes in worker characteristics explain most of the increase in average hourly compensation over those three decades.

Auteurs publication: 
Jean-Yves Duclos
Mathieu Pellerin
Numéro: 
15-06
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