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Foundations and Current Issues in IR/HR (IRE 2001)

This subject guide is meant to assist students, particularly those enrolled in IRE 2001, with research papers and assignments.

Books - Income Inequality

Selected Books - Income Inequality

Scholarly, Newspaper, Magazine Articles & Reports

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NBER Working Paper No. 24587, May 2018: "Unions and Inequality Over the Twentieth Century: New Evidence from Survey Data," by Henry S. Farber, Daniel Herbst, Ilyana Kuziemko, Suresh Naidu (95 pages, PDF)

Corak, M. (2016). ‘Inequality is the root of social evil,’ or Maybe Not?: Two Stories about Inequality and Public Policy. Canadian Public Policy 42(5), 367-414. University of Toronto Press.

Perrella, A.M.L., Bélanger, É, Nadeau, R. & Foucault, M. (2016). Does a growing income gap affect political attitudes? Canadian Public Policy, XLII(1), 35-48.

Ontario Common Front, 2015: Backslide: Labour Force Restructuring, Austerity and Widening Inequality in Ontario. (60 pages, PDF)

IRRP, May 21, 2015: “Framing the New Inequality: The Politics of Income Redistribution in Canada,” by Keith Banting and John Myles (35 pages, PDF)

Income Inequality and its Discontents, Sefton/Williams Memorial Lecture, 2015, Woodsworth Collge and Centre for Industrial Relations and Human Resources, University of Toronto.

International Labour Organization, 2014: "The Challenge of Inequality", (160 pages, PDF)

The Buck Stops Here: Trends in Income Inequality Between Generations, by Conference Board of Canada, 2014 (50 pages, PDF). (UofT students can sign-up for an account here)

Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, April 2014: "Outrageous Fortune: Documenting Canada's Wealth Gap," by David Macdonald (22 pages, PDF)

American Psychological Association, March 2011: "Unions, Norms, and the Rise in American Wage Inequality," by Bruce Western and Jake Rosenfeld (25 pages, PDF)

Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, May 2012: "Instability Implications of Increasing Inequality: What can be learned from North America?" by Lars Osberg (40 pages, PDF)

Canadian Foundation for Labour Rights, March 2013: "Unions Matter: How the Ability of Labour Unions to Reduce Income Inequality and Influence Public Policy has been affected by Regressive Labour Laws," by Garry Sran with Michael Lynk, James Clancy and Derek Fudge (26 pages, PDF)

Canadian Labour Congress — Canada's Union Advantage

Canadian Public Policy, June 2012: "Canadian Inequality: Recent Development and Policy Options," Nicole M. Fortin, David A. Green, Thomas Lemieux, Kevin Milligan, and W. Craig Riddell (26 pages, PDF)

The Journal of Economic Perspectives, July 2013: "Income Inequality, Equality of Opportunity, and Intergenerational Mobility,' by Miles Corak (24 pages, PDF)

Corak, M. (2013). Income inequality, equality of opportunity, and intergenerational mobility. The Journal of Economic Perspectives, 27(3), 79-102.

Zalewski, D. A., & Whalen, C. J. (2010). Financialization and income inequality: A post keynesian institutionalist analysis. Journal of Economic Issues, 44(3), 757-777.