wages among Canadian Indians

Michael Pollak mpollak at panix.com
Fri Oct 2 00:30:48 PDT 1998

The point being? That sociologists keep breaking down open doors? Isn't there greater wage dispersion among blacks that between blacks and whites, and among women than between women and men? And, for that matter, among whites rather than between blacks and whites, and among men rather than . . . etc? I thought this was wage paradox 101 in inequality studies. No?


On Thu, 1 Oct 1998, Doug Henwood wrote:

> "The Dimensions of Wage Inequality Among Aboriginal Peoples"
> Statistics Canada
> Business and Labor Market Analysis
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> Paper ID: Statistics Canada Working Paper No. 109
> Date: December 1997
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> In addition to confirming a wage gap between Canadian workers as
> a whole and those of Aboriginal origin, our research also
> generated new findings: there is greater disparity in the
> distribution of wages among Aboriginals than among Canadian
> workers as a whole, even after allowing for demographic
> differences. Our analysis does not stop there. Indeed, this
> analysis can hide considerable wage dispersions between
> Aboriginal groups since appreciable wage gaps were noted between
> these groups. Having said this, wage dispersion is most likely
> greater for certain Aboriginal groups than others. Since this
> aspect has never been studied before, the purpose of this paper
> is to document differences in wage dispersion for the four main
> Aboriginal groups. Our results show that North American Indians
> living on reserves are the most disadvantaged Aboriginal group
> because their earnings are substantially lower than those of the
> other groups.
> JEL Classification: J31

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