Quotation Geloso, Vincent, Kufenko, Vadim, Prettner, Klaus. 2016. Demographic change and regional convergence in Canada. Economics Bulletin. 36 1904-1910.




We examine the role of demographic change for regional convergence in living standards in Canada. Due to economiesof scale within a family, decreasing household size has an impact on convergence in living standards, while per capitaincome convergence remains unaffected. We find that, by relying on per capita income, the dispersion of livingstandards between Canadian regions is overestimated prior to the 1990s and underestimated thereafter. As aconsequence, relying on income per capita results in overestimating the speed of convergence in living standards.


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Status of publication Published
Affiliation External
Type of publication Journal article
Journal Economics Bulletin
Language English
Title Demographic change and regional convergence in Canada
Volume 36
Year 2016
Page from 1904
Page to 1910
Reviewed? Y
URL http://www.accessecon.com/Pubs/EB/2016/Volume36/EB-16-V36-I4-P185.pdf
DOI na
Open Access Y
Open Access Link http://www.accessecon.com/Pubs/EB/2016/Volume36/EB-16-V36-I4-P185.pdf


Prettner, Klaus (Details)
Geloso, Vincent (King's University College, Canada)
Kufenko, Vadim (University of Hohenheim, Germany)
Department of Economics (Crespo Cuaresma) (Details)
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