Poisson regression models of Canadian census division migration flows

Robin Flowerdew, Carl Amrhein

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Tax-file data are available for moves between census divisions in Canada on a year-by-year basis, and may be the best data source for studying migration flows between censuses. This paper reports the results of fitting a series of models to the 1985 to 1986 flows using a form of regression analysis based on the Poisson distribution that is appropriate for count data. These models confirm results well-known from interprovincial and intermetropolitan migration analysis, but also reveal some more surprising results.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)89-102
Number of pages14
JournalPapers in Regional Science
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1989
Externally publishedYes


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