Mobility Status - 5 years ago
Same as the last post but this time with migration patterns within 5 years of the survey date.
updated (Jan 16-18) There was an error in my data set for the Whitehorse 2006 (5 year).
I made 300 buns at work yesterday... on days like that, where my task is routine and repetitive, I enjoy listening to audiobooks or podcasts. So while I rolled 300 buns I was listening to Tyler Cowen's The Complacent Class audio book (I'm also a semi-regular reader of Cowen's blog Marginal Revolution).
If I recall correctly, Cowen argues that complacency is dominate in the current American narrative and is leading to increased inequality and decreasing productivity. I recognize that this is a grand sweeping statement but I was also focused predominantly on rolling buns and so I wasn't taking detailed notes on the audiobook... I'm just setting the background for why I made a graph about migration patterns this morning. But is seems as though Cowen is making an argument, very simply put, that migration is good for radical innovation/disruption...
The Yukon numbers that I can easily access on this are pretty small. I could only find data back to 1996. In this initial look, I suppose the one thing to pull from this is that HJ has received a higher proportion of its migration from within the Yukon (green) than Whitehorse and Dawson.
The majority of this data is sourced from the Yukon's Socio-Economic Portal