Similarly, the baseline Aboriginal employment income in 2031 is assumed to be the same as that observed among those employed in the 2011 NHS PUMF (conditional upon age, sex, province/territory, and education), (19) scaled up by the projected national growth in real wages of 41 per cent.
Given the limited sample size of the PUMF, one may be concerned about the accuracy of these estimates for smaller subpopulations, but the aggregate estimates which we are considering should be reasonable.
In the PUMF, information on specific visible minority groups exists for Blacks, Chinese and South Asian.
There is a diversity of housing options in most urban housing markets and one advantage of the PUMF dataset of individuals is the inclusion of a variable that identifies whether the home is part of a registered condominium.
By focussing on the earnings of two broad groups, native-born and immigrants, and by relying on the 1996 Census PUMF
, Li (2000) showed that immigrants earn more than native-born Canadians.
As in the 1986 census PUST, aboriginal people living on- and off-reserve cannot be directly identified from the 1991 census PUMF.
Unlike the 1986 PUST and the 1991 PUMF, the 1996 Master File contains the total aboriginal and nonaboriginal population.
While a useful extension of this research would be to compare the effect of postsecondary schooling on the attainment of licensed professional occupations, the lack of a detailed occupational code in the Census PUMF
file would make this impossible.