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  • Economic Segmentation and Politics 

    APOSTLE, R., D. CLAIRMONT, and L. OSBERG. 1986. "Economic Segmentation and Politics." American Journal of Sociology 91(4): 905-931.
    No abstract available.
  • "Fair" inequality? Attitudes toward pay differentials: The United States in comparative perspective 

    Osberg, Lars, and Timothy Smeeding. 2006. ""Fair" inequality? Attitudes toward pay differentials: The United States in comparative perspective." American Sociological Review 71(3): 450-473.
    Are American attitudes toward economic inequality different from those in other countries? One tradition in sociology suggests American "exceptionalism," while another argues for convergence across nations in social norms, ...
  • Social Capital and Basic Goods: The Cautionary Tale of Drinking Water in India 

    Motiram, Sripad, and Lars Osberg. 2010. "Social Capital and Basic Goods: The Cautionary Tale of Drinking Water in India." Economic Development and Cultural Change 59(1): 63-94.
    This study uses micro-data from the 1998-99 Indian Time Use Survey (ITUS; covering 77,593 persons in 18,591 households in Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, Madhya Pradesh, Meghalaya, Orissa, and Haryana) to argue that time use data ...
  • A Distribution-Free Test for Deprivation Dominance 

    Xu, Kuan, and Lars Osberg. 1998. "A Distribution-Free Test for Deprivation Dominance." Econometric Reviews 17(4): 415-429.
    The Rawlsian perspective on social policy pays particular attention to the least advantaged members of society, but how should "the least advantaged" be identified? The concept of deprivation dominance operationalizes in ...
  • Demand or Supply for Schooling in Rural India? 

    Motiram, Sripad, and Lars Osberg. 2012. "Demand or Supply for Schooling in Rural India?." electronic International Journal of Time Use Research 9(1): 1-27.
    Is the poor human capital investment by rural Indian families primarily a supply side or a demand side issue? We examine school attendance and total human capital investment time (time in school plus travel time plus in-home ...
  • How much of Canada's unemployment is structural? 

    Osberg, L., and ZX Lin. 2000. "How much of Canada's unemployment is structural?." Canadian Public Policy-Analyse De Politiques 26: 141-S157.
    This paper starts from the definition that "structural unemployment occurs when workers are unable to fill available jobs because they lack the skills, do not live where jobs are available, or are unwilling to work at the ...
  • Fishing in different pools: Job-search strategies and job-finding success in Canada in the early 1980s 

    Osberg, Lars. 1993. "Fishing in different pools: Job-search strategies and job-finding success in Canada in the early 1980s." Journal of Labor Economics 11(2): 348.
    The job-search methods of jobless workers are examined in an analysis that emphasizes sample selectivity in choice of job-search strategies, especially the use of public employment agencies. Longitudinal data from the Labor ...
  • The Equity/Efficiency Trade-Off in Retrospect 

    Osberg, Lars. 1995. "The Equity/Efficiency Trade-Off in Retrospect." Canadian Business Economics 3(3): 5-19.
    No abstract available.
  • COMMENTARY 

    Osberg, Lars. 2005. "COMMENTARY." Economic Policy Review - Federal Reserve Bank of New York 11(1): 19-22.
    As Richard B. Freeman and William M. Rodgers III document, the past four years has been the weakest recovery from a US recession in the past forty years -- employment creation in the 2001-2004 period has fallen short of ...
  • Concepts of Unemployment and the Structure of Employment 

    Osberg, Lars. 1995. "Concepts of Unemployment and the Structure of Employment." Economie Appliquee 48(1): 157-181.
    Section 1 notes that a continuing reason for dissatisfaction with the economics literature on employment is its focus on the decision-making of workers, rather than that of firms, and its neglect of shifting structures of ...
  • Needs and Wants: What Is Social Progress and How Should It Be Measured? 

    Osberg, Lars. 2001. "Needs and Wants: What Is Social Progress and How Should It Be Measured?." In , 23-41. Montreal;Ottawa: Institute for Research on Public Policy; Centre for the Study of Living Standards.
    No abstract available.
  • Economic Growth, Income Distribution and Economic Welfare in Canada 1975 - 1994 

    Osberg, L.. 1997. "Economic Growth, Income Distribution and Economic Welfare in Canada 1975 - 1994." North American Journal of Economics and Finance 8(2): 153.
    No abstract available.
  • A Quarter Century of Economic Inequality in Canada: 1981-2006 

    Osberg, L.. 2008. "A Quarter Century of Economic Inequality in Canada: 1981-2006." Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives April.
    No abstract available.
  • How should we measure poverty in a changing world? Methodological issues and Chinese case study 

    Osberg, L., and Kuan Xu. 2007. "How should we measure poverty in a changing world? Methodological issues and Chinese case study." Unpublished.
    No abstract available.
  • Canada's Declining Social Safety Net, The Case for EI Reform 

    Osberg, Lars. 2009. Canada's Declining Social Safety Net, The Case for EI Reform. Ottawa: Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
  • Canadian Retirement Incomes: How Much Do Financial Market Returns Matter? 

    Osberg, Lars, Bonnie-Jeanne MacDonald. 2014. Canadian Retirement Incomes: How Much Do Financial Market Returns Matter? Canadian Public Policy, 40(4):315-338. doi:10.3138/cpp.2013-009
  • Why the Increase in Inequality Matters 

    Osberg, Lars. (2015). Why the Increase in Inequality Matters. Policy Options, 2015:March-April
  • Pulling Apart - The Growing Gulfs in Canadian Society 

    Osberg, Lars. 2006. "PULLING APART -- THE GROWING GULFS IN CANADIAN SOCIETY." Policy Options 27(4): 51-54.
  • Social Protection of the Elderly in Tanzania: Current Status and Future Possibilities 

    Osberg, Lars, and Thadeus Mboghoina. 2010. Social Protection of the Elderly in Tanzania: Current Status and Future Possibilities. Research on Poverty Alleviation, Special Issue:10/5
    Based on United Nations demographic estimates, the number of Tanzanians over 60 years of age is expected to almost triple between 2020 and 2050. As a consequence, the government is likely to face escalating pressure to ...
  • Trends in Economic Well-Being in Canada in the 1990s 

    Osberg, Lars, and Andrew Sharpe. 2001. "Trends in Economic Well-Being in Canada in the 1990s." In , 233-245. Montreal;Ottawa: Institute for Research on Public Policy;Centre for the Study of Living Standards.