Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/80728
Authors: 
Amirault, David
de Munnik, Daniel
Miller, Sarah
Year of Publication: 
2012
Series/Report no.: 
Bank of Canada Working Paper 2012-28
Abstract: 
Using census data at the economic region level from 1991 to 2006 and a gravity model framework, this paper examines the factors that influence migration within Canada. Results from both Poisson pseudo-maximum likelihood and negative binominal regression models suggest that provincial borders are statistically significant barriers to migration but the magnitude of their effect varies by model specification. The regression results also indicate that differences in employment rates, household incomes and language are important in explaining migration between Canadian economic regions. We also find evidence that the negative effect of distance on migration may be declining over time.
Subjects: 
Regional economic developments
Labour markets
Econometric and statistical methods
JEL: 
J61
R23
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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