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Interprovincial Student Mobility in Canada


  • Grafton, R.Q.
  • Day, K.M.


Using data from Statistics Canada and Human Resources Development Canada the paper describes the provincial trends in university student migration, tuition fees and accomodation costs over the period 1972-73 to 1996-97. A multinomial logit model was estimated to determine the importance of financial costs of attending university, availability of scolarships, unemployment, past migration patterns, distance between provinces, and climate on student migration rates between provinces.

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  • Grafton, R.Q. & Day, K.M., 1998. "Interprovincial Student Mobility in Canada," Working Papers 9805e, University of Ottawa, Department of Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:ott:wpaper:9805e

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    JEL classification:

    • I21 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Analysis of Education
    • J60 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - General


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