Economic Inequality In Canada

The options on how to research, economic inequalities among and within ethnic and racialized groups in Canada, as well as how to improve the current 2016 Canadian Census of Population are endless. However, in order to get an accurate, clear, and reliable representation, I believe that certain aspects need to be focused upon. With this, the reader will get a better understanding of how certain independent variables impact the one dependent variable in focus, this being, Economic Inequality. As a social researcher, I will be further investing the many ways to improve this census, therefore discovering different factors which impact economic inequality, leading to what we hope results in a more functional, equal, and fair Canadian society. The …show more content…
In terms of a nominal definition, we look at class as a specific system used throughout society, which divides people based on their social or economic status. We will also be measuring this term using qualitative data. In order to better measure class, it is important that we focus on the empirical indicators associated with it, specifically, one’s economic net worth, as well as their cultural and political status within society. With these, we are able to form an operational definition, which clearly states how class is measured within ethnic and racialized groups in Canada. Measured throughout one’s economic net worth, as well as their cultural, and political status within society, we are able to determine a person’s social class. Focusing on the updated questionnaire, I believe that questions 13,14,17,18,24, and my newly added question 32, all relate to measuring social class within ethnic and racialized groups in Canada. These questions focus on responses that allow researches such as myself to better understand the correlation between general sociocultural information, and economic inequality. Depending on the level of one’s social class, the way in which they experience economic inequality among and within their ethnic and racialized group in Canada will …show more content…
This operational definition includes three empirical indicators, which help researchers better study the impact one’s place of birth holds on society. Very similar to the nominal definition, knowing the specific place in which someone was born in makes a major impact on how economic inequality affects those in certain ethnic and racial groups. To reinforce this statement, I believe that questions 12-18 under the sociocultural section of the census clarify these beliefs. This is due to the questions clarifying the place in which someone was born, and how with this, we as researchers can infer how it impacts economic inequality around and within a diverse range of ethnic groups. The overall way in which economic inequality among and within one’s ethnic/racialized group in Canada will vary, as a result of a persons place of

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