Gender, immigrant status, and unemployment rate sensitivity during recessions

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dc.contributor.advisor Akbari, Syed Ather Hussain
dc.coverage.spatial Canada
dc.creator Ghansiam, Jessica
dc.date.accessioned 2014-07-16T13:09:23Z
dc.date.available 2014-07-16T13:09:23Z
dc.date.issued 2014
dc.identifier.uri http://library2.smu.ca/xmlui/handle/01/25810
dc.description 1 online resource (iv, 31 p.) : col. ill.
dc.description Includes abstract and appendix.
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 26-27).
dc.description.abstract This study examines the unemployment rates of Canadians comparing men and women, immigrants (any foreign-born Canadians) and native born Canadians to see if there are any groups that are more sensitive than their counterparts during periods of economic downturn (ie. they rise faster than their counterpart group). The results show that neither gender is particularly sensitive although unemployment gaps exist. The gap between native-born and foreign-born is persistent although the results show that it was not especially sensitive during the 2008 global financial crisis. Quarterly data from statistics Canada was used to run Ordinary Least Squares (OLS) regressions in which unemployment gaps of each group (men, women and immigrants of both genders) were the dependent variables. The independent variables were GDP, GDP from industrial sectors which employs the most persons of each group and a dummy variable indicating the appearance of a major recession. en_CA
dc.language.iso en en_CA
dc.publisher Halifax, N.S. : Saint Mary's University
dc.title Gender, immigrant status, and unemployment rate sensitivity during recessions en_CA
dc.type Text en_CA
thesis.degree.name Bachelor of Commerce (Honours Economics)
thesis.degree.level Undergraduate
thesis.degree.discipline Economics
thesis.degree.grantor Saint Mary's University (Halifax, N.S.)


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