Reproduction of the Canadian Labor Force
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This paper addresses the question of what it means to say that the Canadian population is reproduced from the perspective of labor force reproduction. It discusses the effects of the intersection of fertility and immigration over labor force reproduction. It then discusses how this reproduction has shaped the economic structures of society in the interest of big business.
From the Paper:"Thus, the labor force of Canada was not biologically reproducing itself on a generational basis by the last decades of the twentieth century. In order to meet this shortfall, the Government of Canada resorted to immigration to supply a labor force to meet the demands of the Canadian economy. These demands are complex, for the Labor Force Reproduction model indicates that the economy needs a labor supply not only in terms of production but also to consume the goods produced. As a result, in the years in which the Canadian fertility rates were declining (after 1956) the Canadian immigration levels were increasing. From 1954 to 1992 Canada accepted 5.7 million immigrants. These immigrants fulfilled a wide number of economic roles in Canadian society, from contributing as business class immigrants and supplying entrepreneurial investment funds, to those who work in the commercial and corporate sectors. In addition, we must not forget the significant numbers of immigrants who worked as unpaid labor - often women - and so subsidized the paid labor force in Canada."
Sample of Sources Used:
- Li, Peter. S. 1993. "Labour Reproduction and the Family." Pp.59-75 in The Making of Post-War Canada. Toronto: Oxford University Press.
- Li, Peter. S. 2003. "Immigration and Canada." Pp.14-37 in Immigration Debates and Issues. Toronto: Oxford University Press.
- Rubin, B. 1995. "Flexible Families." Pp.89-111 in Shifts in the Social Contract. Thousand Oaks: Pine Forge Press.
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