Demographic change and regional convergence in Canada

Vincent Geloso, Vadim Kufenko, Klaus Prettner

Publikation: Wissenschaftliche FachzeitschriftOriginalbeitrag in FachzeitschriftBegutachtung


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
FachzeitschriftEconomics Bulletin
PublikationsstatusVeröffentlicht - 2016