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JOEBM 2016 Vol.4(7): 449-454 ISSN: 2301-3567
DOI: 10.18178/joebm.2016.4.7.433

The Impact of Educational Attainment and Minimum Wage on the Employment Rate: An Analysis of Canadian Provinces from 2004- 2014

Michelle D'sa
Abstract— The literature on how the employment rate affects youth in Canada is sparse. Although there are news articles often sponsored by big business and business associations that suggest that an increase in minimum wage and the lack of skilled workers will hinder the youth employment rate; extensive research on the matter has not been conducted. This paper reviews existing literature and conceptualizes data to examine if an increase in post secondary educational attainment will translate to an increase in the employment rate. Using data from across 5 provinces from 2004 to 2014, I present a model to test the veracity of the question presented.

Index Terms— Canada, attainment rate, education, employment rate, minimum wage, youth.

Michelle D'sa is with the University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, N2L 3G1 Canada (e-mail: dsamichelle4@gmail.com).

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Cite: Michelle D'sa, " The Impact of Educational Attainment and Minimum Wage on the Employment Rate: An Analysis of Canadian Provinces from 2004- 2014," Journal of Economics, Business and Management vol. 4, no. 7, pp. 449-454, 2016.

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