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.
|Seiten (von - bis)||1904 - 1910|
|Publikationsstatus||Veröffentlicht - 2016|