Data/Methodology: Shown here – note, the data is not adjusted for inflation
The results are in line with those described here.
Data/Methodology: Shown here. Keep in mind that the StatsCan dataset used is not adjusted for inflation.
Continuing on my cross-Canada series on income inequality between genders and ages, today I post the results for PEI.
In this post, I’ll take a look at wage differences between genders and age groups for various occupation types in Newfoundland and Labrador.
For my next step in looking at income inequality in Canada, I thought it would be interesting to look at average wages with respect to age and gender. It would have been nice to include level-of-education and number of years of work experience (rather than just having the age of the individual), but I was unable to find a dataset with all these properties. I did find some interesting data regarding education-level and escaping from poverty, but that’s for another post.
Today, I will show the overall results for Canada and the provinces. In following days, I will publish more detailed results for the individual provinces which will show average wages for the different categories of occupation.
In my last post, I was happy to come across my first unexpected result: that the vast majority of the rise in income inequality in Canada from 1976-2011 occurred within the 5 year span of 1995-2000. I was looking for some possible explanations to why this occurred when I came across this interesting paper by Emmanuel Saez and Michael Veall. They also remark on the 1995 surge in inequality and offer some explanations – I will summarize two which I found to be the most relevant and interesting: