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Master of Arts (MA)
The major objective of this study was to assess the dependencies of the destination choice patterns of Canadian immigrants on six explanatory factors: ethnic origin, period. of immigration, education, class of worker, occupation and income. A multivariate log it model was used to evaluate the relative importance of these factors.
Before this main objective was determined, the entry process of the immigrants in this study was analyzed. Five time periods were chosen for this examination: pre- 1946, 1946-1960, 1961-1966, 1967-1977, and 1978-1981, each corresponding to a major event in the history of immigration and immigration policy. The immigrants who arrived in Canada during these five time periods were analyzed for the six explanatory factors in order to determine the effect of the changes in immigration policy on the characteristics of the immigrants entering the country.
Wort, Shelley A., "Compositions and Destination Choice Patterns of Canadian Immigrants: An Analysis Based on the Public Use Sample of the 1981 Census" (1988). Open Access Dissertations and Theses. Paper 6154.
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