Minimum Wages and Wage Spillovers in Canada

University of Toronto Press

I estimate the spillover effects of the minimum wage on the wages of adults (aged 15 to 64) by gender using data from the Canadian Labour Force Survey from 1997 to 2010. I find that the effects of the minimum wage on the wage distribution in Canada do not reach as high up the distribution as in the United States. In addition, my estimates suggest relatively modest spillover effects in the Canadian data, which are smaller than comparable US estimates but larger than those from the United Kingdom.



  • Mike Campolieti

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Canadian Public Policy

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