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dc.contributor.supervisor Mueller, Richard E.
dc.contributor.author Ansah, Annabella
dc.contributor.author University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science
dc.date.accessioned 2020-05-12T15:04:55Z
dc.date.available 2020-05-12T15:04:55Z
dc.date.issued 2020
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10133/5725
dc.description Some of the analysis presented in this thesis was conducted at the Lethbridge Branch of the Prairie Regional Research Data Centre (RDC), a part of the Canadian Research Data Centre Network. The services provided by the Lethbridge RDC are made possible through the support of the University of Lethbridge, Canadian Foundation for Innovation, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Social Science and Humanity Research Council and Statistics Canada. All views expressed in this work are my own. en_US
dc.description.abstract Canada has observed wage differences between comparable immigrants and the Canadian-born across the labour market. Using the cycles of Statistics Canada’s Labour Force Survey from 2006 to 2018, this thesis evaluates and decomposes the wage differences between immigrants and comparable Canadian-born workers both within and between the various levels of the public sector and the private sector. Progressing from the Ordinary Least Squares estimation method, the unconditional quantile regression method is combined with the Oaxaca-Blinder decomposition method to evaluate these differences at the 10th, 25th, 50th, 75th and 90th quantiles of the wage distribution. Within sectors, results show that the total immigrant wage gap is largest in the private sector, and the greater proportion of this gap is unexplained. Between sectors, the public-private sector wage gap is wider among the immigrant group, and most of these gaps are explained by the differences in the composition of workers in each sector. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Child and Youth Refugee Research Coalition (CYRRC) en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of Economics en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Thesis (University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science) en_US
dc.subject Wages -- Immigrants -- Canada en_US
dc.subject Canada -- Emigration and immigration -- Economic aspects en_US
dc.subject Wages -- Canada en_US
dc.subject Income -- Canada -- Statistics en_US
dc.subject Labor market -- Canada en_US
dc.title Immigrant wages in the public and private sectors: how do these compare to the wages of the Canadian-born? en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.publisher.faculty Arts and Science en_US
dc.publisher.department Department of Economics en_US
dc.degree.level Masters en_US
dc.proquest.subject Economics [0501] en_US
dc.proquest.subject Economic history [0509] en_US
dc.proquest.subject Social research [0344] en_US
dc.proquestyes No en_US


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