Provincial convergence and divergence in Canada, 1926 to 2011 /: CS11-0027/96E-PDF

This analysis examines provincial income convergence in Canada from 1926 to 2011 using National Accounts-based estimates of per capita household disposable income. Household disposable income is the income available for consumption and saving, and is, therefore, closely aligned with material well-being. Convergence is a long-run tendency for income levels between economies to become more similar. In its most literal sense, convergence implies that all provincial per capita disposable incomes across Canada will eventually reach the same level. Less exacting forms of convergence allow for differences in per capita income levels due to structural differences across provinces. Factors such as resource endowments, urbanization, human capital, and industry structure are believed to be sources of such differences.

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Title Provincial convergence and divergence in Canada, 1926 to 2011 /
Series Title Economic analysis (EA) research paper series
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Language [English]
Other Language Editions [French]
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Date 2015.
Number of Pages 31p.
ISBN 978-1-100-25498-2
ISSN 1703-0404
Catalogue Number
  • CS11-0027/96E-PDF