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Will they stay or will they go? Examining the brain drain in Canada's provincial north

TitleWill they stay or will they go? Examining the brain drain in Canada's provincial north
Year of Publication2020
AuthorsHillier, C., Sano Y., Zarifa D., and Haan M.
JournalCanadian Review of Sociology / Revue canadienne de sociologie
Volume57
Pages174 - 196
Abstract

Brain drain is an increasingly important concern for local governments in northern communities in Canada in maintaining and enhancing human capital levels to sustain vibrant economies and communities. Researchers, however, have yet to examine the magnitude of north-south out-migration nor do we know the characteristics of youth who are likely to relocate. Our study contributes to this knowledge gap by employing multiple waves from Statistics Canada's Youth in Transition Survey (Cohort A) linked to each youth's reading scores from the Programme for International Student Assessment (measured at age 15), and longitudinally to their tax filer information until age 30 (T1 Family Files).

URLhttps://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/cars.12276
DOI10.1111/cars.12276
Document URLhttps://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1111/cars.12276