Recent Submissions

  • Longitudinal Estimates of Child Poverty in the Maritimes versus the Rest of Canada 

    Burton, P, Phipps, S,Lethbridge, L,. 2004. "Longitudinal Estimates of Child Poverty in the Maritimes versus the Rest of Canada." The Canadian journal of regional science = La revue canadienne des sciences reÌ gionales. 27(2): 255.
    No abstract available.
  • In Children's Voices 

    Burton, Peter, and Shelley Phipps. 2010. "In Children's Voices." In From Child Welfare to Child Well-Being: An International Perspective on Knowledge in the Service of Policy Making, 217-228. Dordrecht: Springer.
    No abstract available.
  • Sophisticated Retirement Income Options 

    Burton, Peter. 2009. "Sophisticated Retirement Income Options." In , 183-190. London and Philadelphia: Kogan Page.
    No abstract available.
  • Measuring Obesity in Young Children 

    Phipps, Shelley, Peter Burton, Lynn Lethbridge, and Lars Osberg. 2004. "Measuring Obesity in Young Children." Canadian Public Policy 30(4): 349-364.
  • Community enforcement of fisheries effort restrictions 

    Burton, Peter S.. 2003. "Community enforcement of fisheries effort restrictions." Journal of Environmental Economics & Management 45(2): 474.
  • Time as a Source of Inequality within Marriage: Are Husbands More Satisfied with Time for Themselves Than Wives? 

    Phipps, Shelley, Peter Burton, and Lars Osberg. 2001. "Time as a Source of Inequality within Marriage: Are Husbands More Satisfied with Time for Themselves Than Wives?." Feminist Economics 7(2): 1-21.
    Motivated by popular discussions of the "double work day" for women in dual-earner households, this paper examines gender differences among such couples in satisfaction with time for self, drawing on microdata from the ...
  • Land Use Externalities: Mechanism Design for the Allocation of Environmental Resources 

    Burton, Peter S.. 1996. "Land Use Externalities: Mechanism Design for the Allocation of Environmental Resources." Journal of Environmental Economics and Management 30(2): 174-185.
    This paper explores the possibility of mechanism design for the allocation of environmental resources. In particular, it deals with the competing interests of the forest industry and environmentalists for three possible ...
  • Product Portfolios and the Introduction of New Products: An Example from the Insecticide Industry 

    Burton, Peter S.. 1994. "Product Portfolios and the Introduction of New Products: An Example from the Insecticide Industry." RAND Journal of Economics 25(1): 128-140.
    This article explores how the introduction of new products by multiproduct firms might be affected by existing goods in each firm's portfolio. A logit analysis is conducted to estimate the effects of local monopoly power, ...
  • Support for a Characteristics Approach: Evidence from the Market for Insecticides 

    Burton, Peter S.. 1994. "Support for a Characteristics Approach: Evidence from the Market for Insecticides." Canadian Journal of Economics 27(1): 1-19.
    A procedure is developed to test the principal prediction of characteristics theory: all products are priced to appear on a convex market opportunity frontier. The feasibility of this testing procedure is shown by its ...
  • Poverty and the extent of child obesity in Canada, Norway and the United States 

    Phipps, SA, PS Burton, LS Osberg, and LN Lethbridge. 2006. "Poverty and the extent of child obesity in Canada, Norway and the United States." Obesity Reviews 7(1): 5-12.
    The goal of this paper is to compare the extent of child obesity in Canada, Norway and the United States. As child poverty is an important correlate of child obesity, we wish to examine the potential role of international ...
  • What's Mine Is Yours? The Influence of Male and Female Incomes on Patterns of Household Expenditure 

    Phipps, Shelley A., and Peter S. Burton. 1998. "What's Mine Is Yours? The Influence of Male and Female Incomes on Patterns of Household Expenditure." Economica 65(260): 599-613.
    This paper uses microdata from the 1992 Statistics Canada Family Expenditure Survey to provide evidence that male and female incomes do not always exert identical influences on household expenditures. The novelty of the ...
  • Collective Models of Family Behaviour: Implications for Economic Policy 

    Phipps, Shelley A., and Peter S. Burton. 1996. "Collective Models of Family Behaviour: Implications for Economic Policy." Canadian Public Policy 22(2): 129-143.
    Many economists have, until fairly recently, treated the family as a 'black box'--analysing the behaviour of 'the family' rather than of the individuals within the family. In this paper we outline the newer 'collective' ...
  • Hugging Trees: Claiming de Facto Property Rights by Blockading Resource Use 

    Burton, Peter S.. 2004. "Hugging Trees: Claiming de Facto Property Rights by Blockading Resource Use." Environmental and Resource Economics 27(2): 135-163.
    This paper explores conflicts between two groups, "the industry" and "the environmentalists", over whether an indivisible resource (e.g., an ancient tree) should be harvested or preserved. In a complete information war ...
  • Long-run consequences of parental paid work hours for child overweight status in Canada 

    Phipps, SA, L. Lethbridge, and P. Burton. 2006. "Long-run consequences of parental paid work hours for child overweight status in Canada." Social science & medicine 62(4): 977-986.
    No abstract available.
  • Health outcomes for mothers of disabled and chronically ill children 

    Lethbridge, L., P. Burton, and S. Phipps. 2006. "Health outcomes for mothers of disabled and chronically ill children." Value in Health 9(6): 191-A191.
    No abstract available.
  • Social/Institutional Variables and Behavior within Households: An Empirical Test Using the Luxembourg Income Study 

    Phipps, Shelley A., and Peter S. Burton. 1995. "Social/Institutional Variables and Behavior within Households: An Empirical Test Using the Luxembourg Income Study." Feminist Economics 1(1): 151-174.
    High on the research agenda of feminist economists is the development of better models of what goes on within families. This paper contributes by conducting empirical tests of the impact of social/institutional factors ...
  • In and Out of the Labour Market: Long-Term Income Consequences of Child-Related Interruptions to Women's Paid Work 

    Phipps, Shelley, Peter Burton, and Lynn Lethbridge. 2001. "In and Out of the Labour Market: Long-Term Income Consequences of Child-Related Interruptions to Women's Paid Work." Canadian Journal of Economics 34(2): 411-429.
    Why do Canadian mothers have lower incomes than women who have never had children. Microdata from the 1995 GSS allow examination of two hypotheses: (1) mothers have spent more time out of the labour force, thus acquiring ...
  • Sharing within Families: Implications for the Measurement of Poverty among Individuals in Canada 

    Phipps, Shelley A., and Peter S. Burton. 1995. "Sharing within Families: Implications for the Measurement of Poverty among Individuals in Canada." Canadian Journal of Economics 28(1): 177-204.
    One major objection to neoclassical economic theory raised by feminist economists is that traditional theory neglects what goes on within families. This paper examines the policy relevance of this feminist critique by ...
  • Measuring Obesity in Young Children 

    Phipps, Shelley, Peter Burton, Lynn Lethbridge, and Lars Osberg. 2004. "Measuring Obesity in Young Children." Canadian Public Policy 30(4): 349-364.
    Child obesity is currently an important policy problem in Canada. Making the best evidence-based policy choices in response requires having the best possible evidence. Yet, we point out how easy it can be to make serious ...
  • Families, Time and Money in Canada, Germany, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States 

    Burton, Peter, and Shelley Phipps. 2007. "Families, Time and Money in Canada, Germany, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States." Review of Income & Wealth 53(3): 460-483.

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