Atlantic Canada Policy Forum

Dalhousie University
Friday, March 24, 2017 - 12:00pm

MacEachen Institute for Public Policy and Governance

This policy forum will feature two presentations:

Jaiya Jagger, Dalhousie MPA student, Atlantic Canada and New England: Cross-Boundary Collaboration co-funded by BIG and the Council of Atlantic Premiers

Matt Campbell, Who Leaves? Understanding youth outmigration from Canada’s Maritime Provinces and implications for retention policies
Youth outmigration has been understood historically as a problem in Canada’s Maritime provinces. While the issue has occupied policy actors, little progress has been made to stem outflows over the past 130 years. Based on data from the 2011 National Household Survey, 5,303 respondents aged 20 to 29 who lived in the Maritime provinces the previous year were examined. Results suggest that any youth retention or repatriation policies be targeted to university graduates below the age of 29, with special consideration for those in the top and bottom income quintiles. It is further argued that policymakers research and trial behaviourally informed retention policies.

RSVP to Penney Miller at penney.miller[at]dal[dot]ca or 902-494-7749 to confirm your attendance by March 13, 2017.

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This Policy Forum is hosted by the MacEachen Institute and supported by the Borders in Globalization Project with funding from SSHRC Canada.

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