Abstract - Changing Ethnicity: The Concept of Ethnic Drifters

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Title: Changing ethnicity: The concept of ethnic drifters - Aboriginal conditions: Research foundations for public policy

Date: 2003

Author(s): Eric Guimond

Abstract: In this chapter, I first document the extent of the observed growth among the Aboriginal groups. Once growth patterns are established, I identify and evaluate the different components of this growth, moving from the better-known components of fertility and migration to the unexpected component of ethnic mobility. Three illustrations of the compositional effect of ethnic mobility are presented. Finally, this chapter concludes with a brief overview of possible explanations for ethnic mobility and the policy implications that emanate from this phenomenon.

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