Globalization and earnings among native-born and immigrant populations of racial and ethnic groups in Canada

Emi Ooka, Eric Fong


This is the first statistical analysis to understand how economic globalization
affects earnings of native-born and immigrant populations with different racial and ethnic backgrounds in Canada. Draw on four measures of economic
globalization: number of non-resident workers in CMAs, number of companies
with foreign investment, size of financial industry, and volume of equity trading, our study finds that the effects of economic globalization on individual earnings is influenced by the particular aspect of economic globalization and the group being considered. Specifically, economic globalization is beneficial to nativeborn members of visible minority groups and is very sensitive to their immigrant members.

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