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Early Onset of Type 2 Diabetes Among Visible Minority and Immigrant Populations in Canada

Abstract: Type 2 diabetes is a chronic condition that affects nearly over three million Canadians, including immigrants. The timing of the first onset of diabetes has been linked to other severe co-morbidities. Yet, there is a dearth of empirical studies that examine the timing of the onset of diabetes among Canadian, in general, and among immigrants and ethnic minority populations within Canada, in particular. We address this research void by applying event history techniques to the 2013 Canadian Community and Health Survey. Read more.

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Understanding Our Labour Markets

Current Labour Market Observer (LMO) for January 2017

 "New Year, Old Problems?"?

Authors: Dr. Lynn Gambin and Troy Osmond

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The Newfoundland and Labrador Economy: A Reality Check

The Newfoundland and Labrador Economy: A Reality Check

A Presentation to the Board of Trade's The Power of Possibility: People, Passion, Persistence

Wade Locke, Department of Economics, Memorial University of Newfoundland

To view the presentation, click here.

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CARE Forecasts Negative Growth for the 2016 Calendar Year.

Economic activity in the province has improved slightly since the previous forecast, and CARE is now forecasting real GDP growth to be -0.27% for the 2016.  Higher oil production and increasing oil prices are having moderate positive effects on growth. The economy still faces problems with decreasing levels of employment, hours worked and lower wages. Furthermore, declining levels of capital expenditure, fiscal restraint by the government and increased taxes have been and continue to be a drag on growth this year.

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An initiative of the economists at Memorial University in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada representing their professional work and opinions.

Researchers who are interested in applying for funding should fill the CARE Application Form.  Completed forms should be sent to Professor S. Lynch at or drop off in person at the Department of Economics, Arts and Administration Building, AA3077 at Memorial University's St. John's campus.