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The internal migration of the immigrant and native-born populations in Canada between 1976 and 1996

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This research looks at the internal migration patterns, within and between provinces, of international immigrants in Canada and compares them to those of the Canadian-born population. The study uses data from the four Canadian censuses of 1981, 1986, 1991, and 1996. Immigrants are less mobile than the Canadian-born, except at the local level, but are more mobile than Canadians who still live in their province of birth. Immigrants and Canadian-born respond in different ways to some of the variables that determine mobility. Immigrants tend to leave in larger proportions than the Canadian-born the provinces where there are few immigrants.

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  • Grenier, Gilles, 2008. "The internal migration of the immigrant and native-born populations in Canada between 1976 and 1996," Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics (formerly The Journal of Socio-Economics), Elsevier, vol. 37(2), pages 736-756, April.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:soceco:v:37:y:2008:i:2:p:736-756
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    1. Michaelides, Marios, 2011. "The effect of local ties, wages, and housing costs on migration decisions," Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics (formerly The Journal of Socio-Economics), Elsevier, vol. 40(2), pages 132-140, April.

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    • J61 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - Geographic Labor Mobility; Immigrant Workers

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