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  • Nicol, Lorraine A.; Nicol, Christopher J. (Rural Development Institute, Brandon UniversityArts and ScienceDepartment of EconomicsUniversity of Lethbridge, 2018)
    With roots going back decades, rural co-operative water systems play an important role in rural water management on the Prairies. But some of these co-operatives, especially those adjacent to large and growing urban centres, ...
  • Nicol, Lorraine A.; Nicol, Christopher J. (Rural Development Institute, Brandon UniversityArts and ScienceDepartment of EconomicsUniversity of Lethbridge, 2015)
    Region-based solutions present a promising avenue to addressing contemporary challenges facing municipalities. But regional formations require the messy reworking of networks of power among multiple stakeholders, often ...
  • Hunt, Gary L.; Mueller, Richard E. (MIT PressArts and ScienceDepartment of EconomicsUniversity of MaineUniversity of Lethbridge, 2004)
    Utilizing a utility-maximizing, Roy-type, discrete choice model of worker location in Canadian provinces and U.S. states that incorporates returns to skill, amenities, fixed costs, distance, language, and border effects, ...
  • Mueller, Richard E. (Arts and ScienceDepartment of EconomicsUniversity of Lethbridge, 2009)
    The gender pay gap is the topic of countless papers in the economics and social science literature. Its study can be traced back at least as far as the Old Testament (Gunderson, 2006), and debates on the issue in the ...
  • Laporte, Christine; Mueller, Richard E. (Statistics CanadaArts and ScienceDepartment of EconomicsStatistics CanadaUniversity of Lethbridge, 2012)
    Using the 2007 National Apprenticeship Survey (NAS), this research paper estimates the earnings functions of individuals who completed or discontinued a registered apprenticeship program. Controlling for observed demographic, ...
  • Mueller, Richard E. (Canadian Society for the Study of Higher EducationArts and ScienceDepartment of EconomicsUniversity of Lethbridge, 2009)
    The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, have resulted in the increased scrutiny of both immigrants and non-immigrants entering the United States. The latter group includes students who enter the country on temporary ...
  • Laporte, Christine; Mueller, Richard E. (SpringerOpenArts and ScienceDepartment of EconomicsStatistics CanadaUniversity of Lethbridge, 2013)
    Background: The number of registered apprentices in Canada more than doubled between 1995 and 2007, yet successful completion of apprenticeship programs increased by only about one-third as much. Uncovering the factors ...
  • Mueller, Richard E. (University of Alberta PressArts and ScienceDepartment of EconomicsUniversity of Lethbridge, 2014)
    This paper utilizes five cycles of the General Social Survey in consecutive years from 2006 through 2010 to address the issue of differential wages amongst members of same-sex couples compared to their counterparts in ...
  • Finnie, Ross; Wismer, Andrew; Mueller, Richard E. (Canadian Society for the Study of Higher EducationArts and ScienceDepartment of EconomicsUniversity of OttawaUniversity of Lethbridge, 2015)
    We exploit the Youth in Transition Survey, Cohort A, to investigate access and barriers to postsecondary education (PSE). We first look at how access to PSE by age 21 is related to family characteristics, including family ...
  • Le Roy, Danny G.; Klein, Kurt K. (M D P I A GArts and ScienceDepartment of EconomicsUniversity of Lethbridge, 2012)
    Canada has a huge stock of biomass resources, which provides a basis (and a temptation) for development of a major bio-fuels industry. Both federal and provincial governments have engaged in a wide array of subsidies, ...