Is it time to start worrying more about growing regional inequalities in Canada?
Authors: Sébastien Breau, Nick Burkhart, Michael Shin, Yannick Marchand, and Jeff Sauer
Much has been written recently about the rise of within-country inequality and growing imbalances of regional fortunes in the United States and the European Union. In this paper, we apply a novel geo-visualization technique that combines local indicators of spatial association with directional statistics to a unique dataset in order to explore the spatial dimensions of regional income inequalities in Canada from 1981 to 2016. After describing a pattern of growing spatial divergence among regions, we briefly discuss the need for the federal government to explore new types of place-sensitive development policies.
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