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Characteristics of low-wage workers in Ontario

H. Richard Hird

Characteristics of low-wage workers in Ontario

by H. Richard Hird

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Published by Ministry of Labour, Research Branch in Toronto, Ont .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Working class -- Ontario.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementH. Richard Hird.
    SeriesEmployment information series -- no. 7
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsHD"4980"O5"H57
    The Physical Object
    Pagination30 p.
    Number of Pages30
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL20007805M

      Business in skewed economic assessments of Ontario’s move to a $15 per hour minimum wage has been brisk this week. Only a day before the Chamber of Commerce released its full (of holes) study, the economics department of TD Bank published its own dire predictions about job losses. The gloomy prognosis discounts the weight of much recent research, which points in the . 10% cap on the number of temporary foreign workers in low-wage positions if the employers did not employ a temporary foreign worker in a low-wage position prior to J ; Calculating the cap. To calculate the cap, you must complete the Cap for Low-wage Positions section of the Labour Market Impact Assessment application form.

    Many low-wage workers have to work multiple jobs in order to make ends meet. In , percent of the workforce held two or more full- or part-time jobs. Most of these people held two part-time jobs or one part-time job and one full-time job, but 4% of men and 2% of .   Most workers earning the minimum wage—73 percent—are 20 years old or older, and 69 percent have at least a high school degree. Looking at the broader group of low-wage workers who earn less than $ per hour, 85 percent have at least a high school degree, and 53 percent have some college education or a higher degree (see Figure 2).

      That’s nearly eight times the number of Americans who work for the current minimum wage of $ an hour or less. 2 Low-wage workers tend to be older than their minimum-wage counterparts: Nearly.   But if we’re talking about increasing the minimum wage, workers who earn just above that get a raise too. So how many workers benefit directly from a $15 minimum wage? Well, in about 25% of all workers in Canada made $15 / hr or less. That’s more than 4 million workers.


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Characteristics of low-wage workers in Ontario by H. Richard Hird Download PDF EPUB FB2

Additional Physical Format: Online version: Hird, H. Richard. Characteristics of low-wage workers in Ontario. [Toronto] Research Branch, Ontario Ministry of Labour, The report presents the results of a survey conducted by the Ontario Ministry of Labor to identify the characteristics of low-wage workers in Ontario.

Its primary purpose is to discuss the survey methodology and present some of the main characteristics of low-wage earners and of the labor market. The data source was the Master Registration Form E, completed by each registrant at a Author: H.

Richard Hird. TABLE 1. Profile of Low Wage Earners in Ontario, TABLE 2. Family Characteristics of Low Wage Earners in Ontario, TABLE 3. % Increase in Payroll Cost. Over the past two decades, inequality and low-wage work in Ontario, in Canada, and in other affluent democracies have increased significantly (Gautie and Schmitt ; OECD ).

Across North. When we look at the distribution of low wage workers we see that twice as many employees in Ontario are making between $ and $ an hour – almost a million Ontarians.

The age distribution of low-wage employees shifts when you move above minimum by: 2. In fact there are a several "minimum wages" in effect in Ontario under the ESA, varying with the type of employment and characteristics of the employee.

The figure most commonly discussed is actually what is known as the "General Minimum Wage", which as of 01 October is $/hour. The characteristics of workers on low wages 6 Abstract This Research Note has two main aims.

The first is to examine the characteristics of employees with low pay, which is defined in the main part of the study as those with hourly earnings of less than 50% of the.

Low-wage workers typically have very few options, little education, and transportation problems. These people at the bottom 20 percent of the economy have very complex problems and it is typically very difficult to change their : Ashley Crossman.

Low-wage workers are made to feel like lower-class citizens through various initiatives, from testing to mass incarceration.

Active Themes A “living wage,” according the Economic Policy Institute that Barbara cites, is on average $30, a year for a family of one adult and two children—about $14 an hour.

MINIMUM WAGES: ISSUES AND OPTIONS FOR ONTARIO (Prepared for the Ontario Ministry of Finance) by Morley Gunderson* (February, ) * Morley Gunderson holds the CIBC Chair in Youth Employment at the University of Toronto where he is a Professor at the Centre for Industrial Relations and Human Resources, the Department.

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Springer. 1st edition,ISBN Available from Springer. An errata sheet for Book 8 – PDF 94KB is available. Translations are available. Inmillion workers age 16 and older in the United States were paid at hourly rates, representing percent of all wage and salary workers.

Among those paid by the hour,workers earned exactly the prevailing federal minimum wage of $ per hour. About million had wages below the federal minimum. Together, these million workers with wages at or below the.

All profiles and analyses on minimum wage and low-wage workers should include incidence and share of characteristics for men and for women. A gender-based analysis shows the links between minimum wage, unionization, labour market and employment support programs and effects on gender pay gaps as well as women's vulnerability to low wage work.

“My guess is that the indignities imposed on so many low-wage workers—the drug tests, the constant surveillance, being “reamed out” by managers—are part of what keeps wages low. If you’re made to feel unworthy enough, you may come to think that what you’re paid is what you are actually worth.

Examining the breakdown of minimum wage workers in Ontario by firm 2size in (Figure 1), we find that large firms 3 (more than employees) employ nearly half (%) of Ontario’s low-wage workers, while over a third (%) work in small firms (1 to 99 employees).

While per cent of people earning more than $15 an hour got paid leave, only per cent of Ontario's low-wage earners did, and only per cent of minimum wage workers saw paid time : Daniel Tencer.

Ontario's working poor pay with their health. a single person working 35 hours a week would be able to live about 10 per cent above Ontario’s poverty line. where most low-wage workers. 65% were part-time workers and 35% were full-time workers 11% were in the West; 16% were in the Northeast; 26% were in the Mid-west; 47% were in the South 65% were in service occupations, with 50% in food preparation and serving related occupations Source: U.S.

Bureau of Labor Statistics. Characteristics of Minimum Wage Workers: This report uses national data from to to show that unionization raises the wages of the typical low-wage worker (one in the 10th percentile) by percent compared to percent for.

Many low-wage workers earn considerably less than the low-wage cutoff value used in our study. In Marchonly 21 percent of low-wage workers earned between $ and $ (the hourly wage cutoff value used in our study). As Table 2 shows, the union wage premium was far greater among low-wage workers (%) than among middle-wage (%) or the highest-wage workers (%).

Unions reduce wage inequalities because they raise wages more at the bottom and in the middle of the wage scale than at the top.ences in worker characteristics, the skills workers possess, and the skills and tasks that the jobs demand. We first consider differences in worker characteristics by race and ethnicity.

These include differences by sex, age, immigrant status, education, and having specific skills training (table 2). Each characteristic is commonly consid. Ontario sees hike in underemployment, low-wage workers. 22 per cent of employees Ontario were low-wage, that figure jumped to 33 per cent .