Table 5
Intergenerational comparison of the characteristics of self-employed and paid workers, aged 25 to 44

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Intergenerational comparison of the characteristics of self-employed and paid workers, aged 25 to 44


Table summary
This table displays the results of intergenerational comparison of the characteristics of self-employed and paid workers fathers in 1981, sons in 2006, mothers in 1981 and daughters in 2006

  Fathers in 1981 Sons in 2006 Mothers in 1981 Daughters in 2006
Immigrant parents and 1.5 generation  
Among self-employed  
Percent with university degree 24.9 29.4 14.0 40.3
Average years of Canadian experience 8.7 15.7 8.7 15.3
Average years of foreign experience 10.4 Note ...: not applicable 10.1 Note ...: not applicable
Average annual earnings, in 2005 dollars 58,260 50,870 25,190 36,730
Among paid workers  
Percent with university degree 19.4 29.1 10.6 34.0
Average years of Canadian experience 7.6 13.8 8.3 13.6
Average years of foreign experience 11.2 Note ...: not applicable 11.1 Note ...: not applicable
Average annual earnings, in 2005 dollars 50,930 49,400 22,290 35,590
Immigrant parents and second
generation
 
Among self-employed  
Percent with university degree 18.4 29.2 17.6 40.2
Average years of Canadian experience 12.3 15.9 11.9 15.3
Average years of foreign experience 6.4 Note ...: not applicable 5.6 Note ...: not applicable
Average annual earnings, in 2005 dollars 56,110 54,810 27,660 36,470
Among paid workers  
Percent with university degree 20.4 31.0 13.7 39.8
Average years of Canadian experience 10.6 13.7 11.0 13.1
Average years of foreign experience 6.8 Note ...: not applicable 6.4 Note ...: not applicable
Average annual earnings, in 2005 dollars 51,080 54,240 22,790 38,170
Canadian-born parents and third-and-higher
generations
 
Among self-employed  
Percent with university degree 17.0 20.0 9.9 25.8
Average years of Canadian experience 17.3 17.2 16.6 16.3
Average annual earnings, in 2005 dollars 59,930 47,360 22,210 28,250
Among paid workers  
Percent with university degree 13.4 19.6 8.5 26.8
Average years of Canadian experience 16.3 15.1 15.9 14.7
Average annual earnings, in 2005 dollars 52,630 48,970 21,640 32,590
Note(s): Earnings are rounded to the nearest 10 dollars.        
         
Note(s):
Earnings are rounded to the nearest 10 dollars.
Source(s):
Statistics Canada, 1981 Census of Population and 2006 Census of Population.
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