Concept: Residential Persistence
Last Updated: 2007-09-20
This concept provides a look at Manitoba data on residential persistence, defined as the percent of residents living in the same postal code year after year, and the correlations of mean household income (Socio-Economic Status (SES)) of these individuals during the same time period. The data is based on:
- 1978-1987 birth cohorts (except 1983 cohort),
- MCHP enumeration area-level income based on 1991 census data, and
- a data sample of approximately 100,000 (all children).
The information presented below provides feedback on two questions asked in Kunz, J et al. (2003) :
How persistent is residence in the same area (postal code) ?
- How good a proxy is mean household income at the census area level from one point in time with such income at a different time ?
Table A: Residential Persistence (the percent of individuals living in the same postal code year after year)
YEAR 1992 1993 1994 1995 1991 91 84.9 77.8 73.7 1992 . 91.9 83.3 78.3 1993 . . 89.3 83.4 1994 . . . 91.8
Table B: SES Correlations: log (enumeration area-level mean household income)
YEAR 1992 1993 1994 1995 1991 0.937 0.899 0.864 0.84 1992 . 0.948 0.904 0.877 1993 . . 0.94 0.906 1994 . . . 0.953
- Kunz J, Page ME, Solon G. Are point-in-time measures of neighborhood characteristics useful proxies for children's long-run neighborhood environment? Econ Lett 2003;79(2):231-237.(View)
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