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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.
  • Job Mobility, Wage Determination and Market Segmentation in the Presence of Sample Selection Bias 

    Osberg, Lars, R. L. Mazany, Richard Apostle, and Don Clairmont. 1986. "Job Mobility, Wage Determination and Market Segmentation in the Presence of Sample Selection Bias." The Canadian Journal of Economics 19(2): 319-346.
    An attempt is made to test the hypothesis that the determinants of job mobility and individual wages differed across labor market segments and that these differences were of the sort predicted by a segmentation perspective. ...
  • International and Comparative Industrial Relations 

    Osberg, Lars, and Suzanne Loker. 2004. "International and Comparative Industrial Relations." Industrial & labor relations review 57(2): 311-313.
    The article reviews the book "Inequality around the World," by Richard B. Freeman.
  • Unemployment: International Perspectives [Book Review] 

    Osberg, Lars. 1987. "Gunderson, Morley et al. Unemployment: International Perspectives [Book Review]." Policy Options 8(9): 35-36.
    No abstract available.
  • The Growth of Poor Children in China 1991-2000: Why Food Subsidies May Matter 

    Osberg, Lars, Jiaping Shao, and Kuan Xu. 2009. "The Growth of Poor Children in China 1991-2000: Why Food Subsidies May Matter." Health economics 18: 89-108.
    How did rapid growth in per capita income and rising income inequality during 1991-2000 in China affect the health status of Chinese children, given that the disappearance in the 1990s of subsidized food coupons simultaneously ...
  • Labour Supply with Quantity Constraints: Estimates from a Large Sample of Canadian Workers 

    Osberg, Lars, and Shelley Phipps. 1993. "Labour Supply with Quantity Constraints: Estimates from a Large Sample of Canadian Workers." Oxford Economic Papers 45(2): 269-291.
    This paper uses a new and very large data set (66,934 observations) to estimate labor-supply equations for Canadian men and women in 1986, taking account of quantity constraints on weeks of work. The authors present evidence ...
  • The Index of Economic Well-Being 

    Osberg, Lars, and Andrew Sharpe. 2010. "The Index of Economic Well-Being." Challenge 53(4): 25-42.
    How best to measure a nation's well-being is attracting more attention. For a long time, some economists have argued that per capita GDP is not an adequate way to measure well-being, but few governments paid attention. In ...
  • How should we Measure The“economic” Aspects of Well-Being? 

    Osberg, Lars, and Andrew Sharpe. 2005. "How should we Measure The“economic” Aspects of Well-Being?." Review of Income & Wealth 51(2): 311-336.
  • Evaluer l'indice du bien-etre economique dans les pays de l'OCDE. (Estimates of an Index of Economic Well-Being for OECD Countries. With English summary.) 

    Osberg, Lars, and Andrew Sharpe. 2003. "Evaluer l'indice du bien-etre economique dans les pays de l'OCDE. (Estimates of an Index of Economic Well-Being for OECD Countries. With English summary.)." Travail et Emploi: 75-97.
    Andrew Sharpe and Lars Osberg suggest a method for constructing an economic well-being index designed to compare trends in the economic well-being of six OECD countries (United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, ...
  • An Index of Economic Well-Being for Selected OECD Countries 

    Osberg, Lars, and Andrew Sharpe. 2002. "An Index of Economic Well-Being for Selected OECD Countries." Review of Income and Wealth 48(3): 291-316.
    Per capita gross domestic product (GDP) is a poor indicator of economic well-being. It measures effective consumption poorly (ignoring the value of leisure and of longer life spans) and it also ignores the value of ...
  • A Fiscal History Of Canada: The Post-War Years [Book review] 

    Osberg, Lars. 1990. "Review of A Fiscal History Of Canada: The Post-War Years" Canadian Public Policy 16(1): 108-109.
    No abstract available.
  • How Should We Measure Poverty in a Changing World? Methodological Issues and Chinese Case Study 

    Osberg, Lars, and Kuan Xu. 2008. "How Should We Measure Poverty in a Changing World? Methodological Issues and Chinese Case Study." Review of Development Economics 12(2): 419-441.
    This study asks whether, in a rapidly changing world, the estimated proportion of the world's population with income below US$1 (adjusted according to purchasing power parity) per day is still a good measure of trends in ...
  • International Comparisons of Poverty Intensity: Index Decomposition and Bootstrap Inference 

    Osberg, Lars, and Kuan Xu. 2000. "International Comparisons of Poverty Intensity: Index Decomposition and Bootstrap Inference." Journal of Human Resources 35(1): 51-81.
    This paper proposes an alternative formulation for the Sen-Shorrocks-Than (SST) index of poverty intensity that is appropriate for survey data with sampling weights. It also decomposes the SST index into the poverty rate, ...
  • Poverty Intensity: How Well Do Canadian Provinces Compare? 

    Osberg, Lars, and Kuan Xu. 1999. "Poverty Intensity: How Well Do Canadian Provinces Compare?." Canadian Public Policy 25(2): 179-195.
    This paper uses estimates of the Sen-Shorrocks-Thon measure of poverty intensity in Canadian provinces, and the 95 percent confidence interval surrounding such estimates, for 1984, 1989 and 1991-96 to compare Canadian ...
  • Getting to know your neighbours: am emerging school of economic thought puts social capital alongside financial capital in determining a nation's well-being [The Economic Implications of Social Cohesion] 

    Handy, Femida, and Lars Osberg. 2003. "Getting to know your neighbours: am emerging school of economic thought puts social capital alongside financial capital in determining a nation's well-being [The Economic Implications of Social Cohesion]." Literary Review of Canada 11(8): 13-15.
    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, ...
  • 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 ...
  • Income Distribution and Social Expenditures: A Cross-National Perspective 

    Schwabish, Jonathan A., Timothy M. Smeeding, and Lars Spencer Osberg. 2003. "Income Distribution and Social Expenditures: A Cross-National Perspective." SSRN Working Paper Series.
    We assemble data from several different sources to examine the cross-national effects of inequality and trust on social expenditures. We find that the inequality between the middle classes and the poor (as measured by the ...
  • Searching for a Will O the Wisp - an Empirical-Study of the Nairu in Canada 

    SETTERFIELD, MA, DV GORDON, and L. OSBERG. 1992. "Searching for a Will O the Wisp - an Empirical-Study of the Nairu in Canada." European Economic Review 36(1): 119-136.
    This paper demonstrates the uncertainty surrounding estimates of the non-accelerating inflation rate of unemployment (NAIRU). A reduced form Phillips curve is used to develop a generic model of the NAIRU which nests competing ...
  • 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 ...