This is a series of reports which can be placed in the public domain from various aspects of Paul Jacobson's work.



Working Paper prepared for CABE Moneco-Econtro Conference – August 2012

Abstract: This report uses Labour Force Survey data to investigate the apparent shift to greater wage inequality in the Canadian labour market. The decline in the ratio of median to average wage rates indicates an increasingly unequal distribution of wages in the economy. Although wages are trending up, workers at the top end of the scale are doing a little better than those at the bottom. The study examines employment trends in recent years to show that a significant portion of the increased inequality reflects the fact that employment gains have been concentrated in higher wage occupations while employment losses have been concentrated in the lower wage occupations. Strong employment gains and retention in particular sectors such as the broader public sector, with its higher wage rates, have exacerbated this trend.

This paper reviews the statistical relationship between unemployment and wage change but focuses dominantly on the supply side of the inflation puzzle by using the symetric IO tables to show the strong role played by imports.

Integrated Care Notes 090720
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This note responds to a request from TC LHIN to look at European examples of integrated services and draw any lessons possible for our area. This note focuses on broad service initiatives rather than on disease specific clinics.

Most of the literature reviewed considers integrated services to revolve around the client receiving seamless care for complex health and social challenges. At the outset, it should be emphasized that institutional arrangements are the major factor influencing the success or failure of efforts to promote integrated services. In all the literature reviewed, two key factors predominated: