Neutral Migration Process and its Application to an Analysis of Canadian Migration Data Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • In this paper the notion of a neutral migration process (NMP) is introduced and applied to an analysis of the interprovincial migration patterns of young adults and the elderly in Canada during the 1976–81 intercensal period. The paper is motivated by one basic question: Does the redistribution potential of an observed migration process depend more on the departure process, or on the destination choice process? It turns out that the NMP can not only help answer the basic question but also yield further insights into observed migration processes.

publication date

  • March 1990