Political Science

Linda DeRiviere

Linda DerivierePublic Policy and Administration

Professor Linda DeRiviere holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Manitoba (2005) and M.A. in Economics (2000). As a graduate student, she was awarded a doctoral fellowship from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). Her previous work experiences were with the federal government and the non-profit sector.

Professor DeRiviere teaches program evaluation and economic analysis of public policies, modern approaches and challenges to public sector governance in Canada, as well as public policy issues courses in the MPA program. In 2011/12, she will also be teaching environmental policy and equity and human resources in the undergraduate area of public administration and public policy.

Her recent research interests are gender-focused – women in the labour market, women in the sex trade, and the effects of intimate partner violence on women’s employment outcomes. Professor DeRiviere’s research program includes an economic study on the costs of exploitation through the sex trade, in which she examined the economic outcomes for women who had engaged in sex work as youth, particularly the fiscal demands on government programs.  Currently, she is collaborating with RESOLVE Manitoba (a family violence research centre) on a project related to the economic consequences of intimate partner violence. To conduct her research titled An Economic Study of Women Who Experience Intimate Partner Violence, she was awarded a Standard Research Grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) for a period of 3 years.

Selected publications:

DeRiviere, Linda – “A Human Capital Methodology for Estimating the Lifelong Personal Costs of Young Women Leaving the Sex Trade.” Feminist Economics July 2006 Volume 12(3): 367-402, and Reprinted in 2011 in The International Library of Critical Writings in Economics series, #248, “Feminist Economics, Volume 2”, Edited by Lourdes, Benería, Ann Mari May and Diana Strassmann. U.S.A: Edward Elgar Publishing Inc.ar Publishing Inc.

DeRiviere, Linda. “Human Capital and the Wealth of First Nations in Canada: a Multi-Level Analysis of the Interaction of Material and Social Factors in Community Well-Being” Canadian Journal of Development Studies Volume 31, Issue 1-2: 201-221.

Burnside, Linda; Don Fuchs; Shelagh Marchenski; Andria Mudry; Linda DeRiviere; Marni Brownell; and Matthew Dahl. 2011. “The Impact of FASD: Children with FASD Involved with the Manitoba Child Welfare System”, In Edward P. Riley, Sterling Clarren, Joanne Weinberg, and Egon Jonsson, Editors. Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder-Management and Policy Perspectives of FASD. Weinheim, Germany: Wiley-Blackwell VCH Verlag & Company.

DeRiviere, Linda. – “Do economists need to rethink their approaches to modeling intimate partner violence?” Journal of Economic Issues September 2008 Volume XL11 (3): 583-606.

DeRiviere, Linda. – “Lower Monetary Returns for That Many Overtime Hours? Forget it!” Journal of Socio-Economics April 2008 Volume 37(2): 613—626.

DeRiviere, Linda – “An Examination of the Fiscal Impact from Youth Involvement in the Sex Trade: The Case for Evaluating Priorities in Prevention.”  Canadian Public Policy June 2005 Volume 31(2): 181-206. 

DeRiviere, Linda and Jeff Brojges. 2011. “Community transformation from an economic costing perspective: the link between area of residence and places of employment in a disadvantaged community”. CCPA Manitoba.  The project was funded by the Community-University Research Alliances (CURA) program of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council through the Manitoba Research Alliance for Transforming Aboriginal and Inner-City Communities.