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Saskatchewan with an Aboriginal Majority: Education and Entrepreneurship

Public Policy Paper by Eric Howe

The purpose of this paper is to analyze the economic transformation of the Eastern European immigrants and their descendants and to ask whether it will happen again for Aboriginal people in Saskatchewan. There were two principal paths that the immigrants took to escape poverty: education and entrepreneurship. This paper will ask three questions about both of these paths. How was the path followed? Why was the path followed? And will the path be followed again?

The paper employs two distinct methodologies. The analysis of entrepreneurship is largely empirical. Although the evidence about entrepreneurship among the Eastern European immigrants is mostly anecdotal, there are an increasing number of empirical studies of Aboriginal entrepreneurship. On the other hand, for both the Eastern European immigrants and Aboriginal people, the analysis of education is that of supply and demand. On the demand side, for both populations, the financial rate of return for education will be compared to the overall average for the province. On the supply side, the paper will discuss the creation of targeted educational programs.

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Policy Publication Details

Author(s): Eric Howe;
Publisher: Saskatchewan Institute of Public Policy [ Visit Website ]
Year Published: 2006; Publisher Type: Research Institute
Publicly Available: Yes Research Focus: Provincial;
Registration Required: No Language: English
Payment Required: No Publication Format: Adobe PDF

Subjects / Categories:

Policy Articles / Aboriginal / Education
Policy Articles / Aboriginal / Poverty
Policy Articles / Aboriginal / Economic Development
Policy Articles / Education / Skills Training
Policy Articles / Aboriginal
Policy Articles / Education
Policy Articles / Aboriginal / Economic Development / 2006
Policy Articles / Aboriginal / Poverty / 2006
Policy Articles / Education / Skills Training / 2006
Policy Articles / Aboriginal / Education / 2006


Keywords / Tags:

Eastern European immigrants; Eastern European descendants; Aboriginal people; Saskatchewan; economic transformation; poverty; education; entrepreneurship; Aboriginal entrepreneurship; targeted educational programs;