Canada's Rich and Poor: Moving in Opposite Directions Kevin Milligan ~ Vancouver School of Economics ~ University of British Columbia

Canada's Rich and Poor: Moving in Opposite Directions

with David Green
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, February 2007.
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In a study for the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA), economists David Green and Kevin Milligan found the gap didn't grow as much over the 1980s as it did in the 1990s - especially post-1995, following cuts to government transfers and taxes. Both rich and poor families struggled during the 1980s recession, and both pulled out at comparable rates - but in the 1990s, things changed dramatically. The richest of the rich soared out of the 1990s recession but the poorest of the poor fell behind post-1995; they fared considerably worse.

Published version, February 2007: Abstract/Paper.

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