De la banlieue à la ville centre: déterminants de la mobilité résidentielle des banlieusards de Montréal

Marois, Guillaume; Bélanger, Alain
December 2013
Canadian Journal of Urban Research;Winter2013, Vol. 22 Issue 2, p45
Academic Journal
The objective of this study is to identify the determinants of mobility from the suburbs to the inner city in the Montreal metropolitan area. Our analyses focus on all suburban municipalities and use data from the 2006 Census. Adopting a lifecycle perspective, a specific logistic regression model is developed. The results show that being young, single, having a low income, and attending school are the most significant factors of migrating to the inner city. The typical migrant leaving the suburbs to the inner city is a young adult leaving parental home. The inner city can then be seen as a place of transition for many people. The results also show that ethnocultural factors, such as the language spoken at home and the visible minority status, have no significant impact.


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