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Dominion or republic? Migrants to North America from the United Kingdom, 1870–1910

Green, Alan G., MacKinnon, Mary and Minns, Chris (2002) Dominion or republic? Migrants to North America from the United Kingdom, 1870–1910. Economic History Review, 55 (4). 666 - 696. ISSN 0013-0117

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Identification Number: 10.1111/1468-0289.00236

Abstract

Late nineteenth–century Canada attracted a large number of immigrants from the UK, despite far lower average income per head there than in the US. While urban labour markets in the northern US were much larger than those in Canada, differences in outcomes between UK immigrants in Canadian and in northern US cities were small. Average annual real earnings by occupation group were only 10 to 15 per cent lower in Canadian cities. Individual–level census data indicate that the occupational distribution of UK immigrants in Canada was quite similar to that of their peers in the US.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/14680289
Additional Information: © 2002 Economic History Society
Divisions: Economic History
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
JEL classification: N - Economic History > N3 - Labor and Consumers, Demography, Education, Health, Income, and Wealth > N31 - Economic History: Labor and Consumers, Demography, Education, Health, Income and Wealth: U.S.; Canada: Pre-1913
Sets: Departments > Economic History
Collections > Economists Online
Date Deposited: 27 Oct 2008 11:20
Last Modified: 20 May 2020 00:51
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/15638

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