University of Maine, USA
IZA World of Labor role
Assistant Professor, School of Economics, University of Maine, USA
Health economics, labor economics, poverty and inequality, applied microeconomics, social policy
PhD Economics, Dalhousie University, Canada, 2016
"Literacy, numeracy, technology skill, and labour market outcomes among Indigenous peoples in Canada." Canadian Public Policy 45:1 (2019): 48–73 (with M. Hu and C. Warman).
"How well is Maine doing? Comparing well-being across Maine counties." Maine Policy Review 27:2 (2018): 30–37 (with A. Crawley, M. Rahman, J. Demosthenes, and E. Lyons).
"The social complexities of disability: Discrimination, belonging and life satisfaction among Canadian youth." SSM – Population Health 5 (2018): 55–63 (with S. Phipps and N. R. Branscombe).
"Income and the mental health of Canadian mothers: Evidence from the Universal Child Care Benefit." SSM – Population Health 3 (2017): 674–683.
"Measuring poverty and inequality in Northern Canada." Journal of Children and Poverty 21:2 (2015): 89–110 (with P. Burton and S. Phipps).
It is vital to measure language proficiency well, as it crucially determines immigrants’ earningsOver recent decades, Western countries have admitted many immigrants from non-traditional regions (e.g. Philippines, India, China), which has coincided with poor economic integration. Language proficiency is an important determinant of economic integration; in addition to being a component of human capital, it plays a key role in facilitating the transmission of other components of human capital. Examining the strengths and weaknesses of objective and subjective measures of language proficiency is crucial for good integration policy, as is understanding the relationship between these measures and earnings, a key indicator of economic integration.MoreLess