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She completed her PhD at the University of British Columbia in 2006. She graduated from the University of Manitoba with a BA (Honours) in Economics in 1999 and completed her MA in Economics at Dalhousie University (Halifax) in 2000.
Research Interests / Ongoing Projects
Her research interests include the economics of the elderly, income inequality, social policy and the economics of gender. She has published articles in several academic journals, including the Journal of Labor Economics, Canadian Journal of Economics, Canadian Public Policy and Industrial Relations: A Journal of Economy and Society.
Milligan, K. and T. Schirle. 2019. "Push and Pull: Disability Insurance, Regional Labor Markets, and Benefit Generosity in Canada and the United States." Journal of Labor Economics, July 2019.
Milligan, K. and T. Schirle. 2018. "Health and capacity to work of older Canadians: Gender and regional dimensions." Canadian Public Policy, June 2018, 44(2): 159-172.
Legree, S., T. Schirle and M. Skuterud. 2017. "The Effect of Labor Relations Laws on Unionization Rates within the Labor Force: Evidence from the Canadian Provinces." Industrial Relations: A Journal of Economy and Society, 56(4): 605-639.
Shirle, T. 2015. "The gender wage gap in the Canadian Provinces, 1997-2014." Canadian Public Policy, Vol. 41(4), December 2015, 309-319.
Schirle, T. 2015. "The effect of universal child benefits on labour supply." Canadian Journal of Economics, Vol. 48(2), May 2015, 437-463.
Ariizumi, Hideki, Yaqin Hu and T. Schirle. 2015. "Stand together or alone? Family structure and the business cycle in Canada.” Review of Economics of the Household, Vol. 13(1), March 2015, 135-161.
Lu, Yuqian, René Morissette, and T. Schirle. 2011. "The Growth in Family Earnings Inequality in Canada: 1980-2005." The Review of Income and Wealth. Vol. 57, issue 1, pp. 23-29.
Schirle, T. 2008. "Why Have the Labour Force Participation Rates of Older Men Increased Since the Mid-1990s?" Journal of Labor Economics, vol. 26(4), pp. 549-594.