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Immigration: Susan Hardwick

Global Destination Dept: In their analysis of a 148-country Gallup survey, 41 per cent of those aged 15-24 would choose to migrate to the U.S., compared with only 27 per cent who chose Canada. But the older cohort, those 25-44, chose Canada over the U.S. 48 per cent to 40 per cent, according to Globe And Mail. “The better-educated cohort may be more disposed to coming here because they feel opportunity is not as strong in the U.S. for people with higher levels of education. I would also argue we have a stronger support network, a stronger safety net, which may be a powerful incentive,” Dr. Jedwab said. “Part of it also has to do with people with greater knowledge of Canada, as opposed to the younger, less educated cohort, which has less knowledge of Canada.” Jack Jedwab, executive director of the Association for Canadian Studies, and Susan Hardwick, a University of Oregon geographer, argue that although Canada trails the United States as the most desirable global destination, the situation is reversed among those who are well-educated and slightly older. Among those who have completed only elementary education, the U.S. outstrips Canada by a considerable margin. But among those who have completed secondary education, Canada leads by 59 per cent to 51 per cent. As reported in the news.

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