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March 2004
Vol. 5, no. 3

Perspectives on Labour and Income

Minimum wage workers
Deborah Sussman and Martin Tabi

Although minimum wage workers are often young people living with parents, others in this category are trying to support a family. To evaluate the effects of a change in the minimum wage, knowing who works for minimum wage and the types of jobs they hold is essential.

Permanent layoff rates
René Morissette

Between the 1980s and the 1990s, the average likelihood of being laid off did not increase substantially. But for those who did lose their jobs, what were the chances of finding a new one? The Longitudinal Worker File is used to examine separations and hirings during the period.

Key labour and income facts
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