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The Immigration Triangle: Quebec, Canada and the Rest of the World


Don J. DeVoretz


Simon Fraser University (SFU) - Department of Economics; Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)

Sergiy Pivnenko


Simon Fraser University (SFU) - Department of Economics

February 2007

IZA Discussion Paper No. 2624

Abstract:     
Quebec, as many other immigrant destination areas, has experienced difficulty in retaining its original set of newcomers. The paper addresses this issue of retention in terms of a brain circulation model under which immigrants enter a niche area (Quebec) and receive subsidized human capital benefits in the form of education, language training and skill certification. Under this model the decision to move or stay in Quebec or any niche area depends on the rate of return earned from this acquired human capital in the niche area (Quebec) or the rest of Canada (ROC). The individual move stay-decision in the relevant resident area is estimated for both the foreign-born and Canadian-born households with a logit model featuring demographic and economic arguments. The results suggest that an economic model of move-stay explains the internal migration decision for both the foreign-born and Canadian-born populations in Quebec and elsewhere in Canada.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 37

Keywords: immigration, emigration, triangle theory

JEL Classification: J61, J60

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Date posted: March 11, 2007  

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DeVoretz, Don J. and Pivnenko, Sergiy, The Immigration Triangle: Quebec, Canada and the Rest of the World (February 2007). IZA Discussion Paper No. 2624. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=969673

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Don J. DeVoretz
Simon Fraser University (SFU) - Department of Economics ( email )
8888 University Drive
Burnaby, British Columbia V5A 1S6
Canada
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Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)
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Germany
Sergiy Pivnenko (Contact Author)
Simon Fraser University (SFU) - Department of Economics ( email )
8888 University Drive
Burnaby, British Columbia V5A 1S6
Canada
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