An assessment of heterogeneity in first home-returning trends of young Canadians

Jean-Michel Billette, Céline Le Bourdais, Benoît Laplante


This study uses data taken from the 2001 General Social Survey on family history (GSS, Cycle 15) to examine home-returning among Canadian men and women born in 1942–76. In addition to conducting a detailed analysis of the numerous factors at play in determining the likelihood of home-returning, we
pay specific attention to the timing of the transition and provide an estimation of the overall influence of unobserved characteristics that contribute to generate home-returners. Results suggest that early, intermediate, and late home-returners have different socio-demographic profiles and that unobserved characteristics play a significant part in the determination of home-returning.

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