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SOSC 1510
David Langille

Sheila Shahrokhi 211489424 SOSC 1510 9.0 The future of Work Tutorial 02 October 17 2012 The cause and effect of living in a service-dominated economy Answer to question #1 There seems to be a cloud of controversy over the growth of the service sector in Canada and along with it the implications it has had for Canadian workers. The primary and secondary sectors of the labour force have been declining whereas the service sector in Canada has come to dominate the economy. Different types of genders and ages have emerged in the working field and now people of all ages have begun to work in the service sector, making the service sector diverse and dynamic. Although this growth has formed many jobs for Canadians, at the same time it has also created the looming question presented by Harold Innis and others of the infamous “The Staple Theory of Economic Growth”. The growth of the service sector is due to the fact of the diversity in the working field, the decline of the primary and secondary sectors in the labor force, and the implications of the "Staple Theory". Throughout the last half century, Canadians have become a direct witness to the decline of the primary and secondary sectors in Canada. One reason for this decline is that the rise of technology and new structural forms in manufacturing means that a very limited number of people can produce. Also while less people are farm owners, farms have been diminishing across Canada, and the farms that remain have become much larger, meaning that there are more farm workers and less farm owners. The factory machinery that has been developed through technology has made workers involved in the primary and secondary sectors more productive but it has also meant that fewer hours are worked. Lastly, since Canadians have been earning higher incomes and increased amounts of free time, it has created a need for a more extensive range of services (Krahn and al., 2008: 63). The service sector has g
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