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183. Given enough information, the principle of life-table analysis is well adapted to the discovery of the determinants of the propensity to re-emigrate. g. laws) than movement in the other. If two countries are more removed in space, one from the other, than Canada from the United States, there will be less movement (ceteris paribus) because of the intervention of distance which here serves as a rough measure of costs of movement. Concerning some of the relevant literature see my 'Population Theory' in Survey of Contemporary Economics, ed.
100 ff. 2 This hypothesis remains conjectural. It rests upon the assumption that the diversity and magnitude of the immigrant stream into the United States prevented any single group from becoming ascendant and establishing an aristocratic structure of tastes that emphasized distinctive quality and differentiation rather than standardization. g. relative plenty of land, fluidity of social structure) contributed to this effect. Cf. Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America (translated by Henry Reeve), London, 1836, vol.
2 ; Thomas, op. cit. pp. , also 134-S ; A. K. Cairncross, Home and Foreign Investment, 1870-1913, Cambridge, 1953, ch. 3; D. C. Corbett, 'Immigration and Economic Development', Canadian Journal of Economics and Political Science, vol. xvii, 1951, pp. 360-8 ; Mabel F. Timlin, 'Economic Theory and Immigration Policy', ibid. vol. xYi, 1950, pp. , Toronto, 1951, ch. 6 ; Forsyth, 3 See Truesdell, op. cit. pp. 47, 60. op. cit. chs. 2, 4. 28 Spengler - Affects produced by Pre-1939 Immigration semi-skilled and factory workers and fewer proprietors, professional persons, and clerical personnel than did either the English-Canadian emigrants or the American population living in the states in which immigrants from Canada tended to settle.
Economics of International Migration: Proceedings of a Conference held by the International Economic Association by Brinley Thomas