Laggards No More: The Changed Socioeconomic Status of Francophones in Quebec

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Laggards No More: The Changed Socioeconomic Status of Francophones in Quebec
Abstract
The economic returns to knowing French-only in the Quebec labour market has increased steadily since 1970, while the returns to knowing English-only have decreased. According to the authors, the ability to speak both French and English has increased the earnings of Anglophone men since 1980 and Anglophone women since 1990, while the returns to bilingualism for Francophone men and women remain positive. They also point out that, as an indicator of the healthy state of the French language in Quebec, the ownership of Quebec's economy by Francophone firms has increased from 47 percent to 67 percent since the early 1960s.
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Toronto
Publisher
C.D. Howe Institute Backgrounder No. 103
Date
August 2007
Language
en
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Vaillancourt, François, Dominique Lemay, and Luc Vaillancourt. Laggards No More: The Changed Socioeconomic Status of Francophones in Quebec. Toronto: C.D. Howe Institute Backgrounder No. 103, 2007. https://www.cdhowe.org/sites/default/files/attachments/research_papers/mixed//backgrounder_103_english.pdf.
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