Montreal Chinese Property Ownership and Occupational Change, 1881-1981

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Montreal Chinese Property Ownership and Occupational Change, 1881-1981
Abstract
Property ownership and occupational change are used by the author to understand the social and economic organization of the Chinese community in Montreal. The author argues that the history of Chinese property ownership reveals encapsulated, long term tenure with transfers related to life cycle crises rather than market conditions. Chinese occupations are highly concentrated in service sector specialities which support domestic production units. She points out that the Chinese community is present throughout the Island of Montreal, while Chinatown contains some specialized institutions rather than being a ghetto. She concludes that current demographic changes may jeopardize the future of secondary Chinese centers such as Montreal, in favor of larger centers such as Toronto and Vancouver.
Place
New York
Publisher
AMS Press
Date
1989
Language
en
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Based on the author's 1984 McGill University PhD dissertation of the same title.

Citation
Aiken, Rebecca B. Montreal Chinese Property Ownership and Occupational Change, 1881-1981. New York: AMS Press, 1989. http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/obj/thesescanada/vol2/QMM/TC-QMM-72074.pdf.
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