Summary Of: Low-paid Work and Economically Vulnerable Families over the Last Two Decades - ARCHIVED

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This article summarizes findings from recent research papers in the Business and Labour Market Analysis Division of Statistics Canada, regarding low-paid work and economically vulnerable families. It begins by focusing on the evolution of wages in Canada between 1981 and 2004, and then turns to a close-hand look at low-paid work over these two decades. Next, it asks to what extent low-paid workers live in low income families, before documenting the deteriorating position in the labour marker of low-educated couples and recent immigrants.

Issue Number: 2005249
Author(s): Morissette, René; Picot, Garnett
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PDFApril 25, 2005