Socio-economic inequality


Classic texts

Porter, John. The Vertical Mosaic: An analysis of social class and power in Canada. University of Toronto Press, 1965.

Wilkinson, Richard G. and Kate Pickett. The Spirit Level: Why More Equal Societies Almost Always Do Better (London: Allen Lane, 2009).


Alderson, Arthur S., Jason Beckfield and Francois Nelson. Exactly How Has Income Inequality Changed? Patterns of Distributional Change in Core Societies. Luxembourg Income Study Working Paper 422 (May 2005).

Atkinson, A.B. and T. Picketty. Top Incomes Over the 20th Century: A Contrast Between Continental and English-Speaking Countries (Oxford: OUP, 2007).

Carroll, William K. Corporate Power and Canadian Capitalism. University of British Columbia Press, 1986.

Clement, Wallace. The Canadian Corporate Elite. An Analysis of Economic Power. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1975.

Daly, Martin, Margo Wilson& Shawn Vasdev. “Income Inequality and Homicide Rates in Canada and the United States.” Canadian Journal of Criminology, (April 2001) 219-35.

Frenette, Marc, David A. Green & Kevin Milligan. “The Tale of the Tails: Canadian Income Inequality in the 1980s and 1990s,” Canadian Journal of Economics, 40, 3 (2007), 734-64.

Fry, John Allan (Ed.) Economy, Class and Social Reality: Issues in Contemporary Canadian Society. Toronto: Butterworths, 1979.

Goldberg, Simon & Jenny R. Podoluk. “Income Size Distribution Statistics in Canada – A Survey and Some Analysis,” in Milton Gilbert and Richard Stone, eds., Income and Wealth Series VI. International Association for Research in Income and Wealth, 1955.

Gosine, Kevin. “Revisiting the Notion of a ‘Recast’ Vertical Mosaic in Canada: Does a Post Secondary Education Make a Difference?” Canadian Ethnic Studies, 32, 3 (2000) p 89-104.

Green, David A. & Jonathan R. Kessleman, eds. Dimensions of Inequality in Canada. UBC Press, 2006.

Harp, John & John R. Hofley. Structured Inequality in Canada. Scarborough: Prentice-Hall, 1980.

Milanovic, Branko. Worlds Apart: Measuring International and Global Inequality. Princeton University Press, 2005.

Moore, Eric G. & Michael A. Pacey. “Changing Income Inequality and Immigration in Canada, 1980-1995.” Canadian Public Policy, 29, 1 (March 2003) p. 33-50.

Osberg, Lars. “A Quarter Century of Economic Inequality in Canada: 1981-2006.” Ottawa: Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, 2008.

Osberg, Lars. Economic Inequality in Canada.Toronto: Butterworths, 1981.

Pammett, Jon H. “Class voting and class consciousness in Canada.” Canadian Review of Sociology & Anthropology, 24, 2 (May 1987) p. 269-91.

Preibisch, Kerry L. “Local Produce, Foreign Labor: Labor Mobility Programs and Global Trade Competitiveness in Canada.” Rural Sociology, 72, 3 (September 2007) p. 418-449.

Purdy, Sean. “”Ripped Off” by the System: housing Policy, Poverty, and Territorial Stigmatization in Regent Park Housing Project, 1951-1991. Labour/Le Travail, 52 (Fall 2003) p. 45-108.

Saez, Emmanuel and Michael Veal. “The Evolution of High Incomes in Canada, 1920-2000.” Washington: National Bureau Economic Research Working Paper 9607.

Saez, Emmanuel and Michael Veal. “The Evolution of High Incomes in North America: Lessons From Canadian Evidence,” American Economic Review, 95, 3 (June 2005), 831-48.

Tillotson, Shirley. Contributing Citizens: Modern Charitable Fundraising and the Making of the Welfare State, 1920-1966. UBC Press, 2008.



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