Immigrant earnings growth: selection bias or real progress?
AbstractWe use longitudinal tax data linked to immigrant landing records to study the effect of selective attrition on the estimated earnings assimilation of immigrants to Canada. Contrary to findings in the existing international literature, we show that the immigrantnative earnings gap closes at the same pace in longitudinal and crosssectional data. Lowearning immigrants are likely to leave the crosssectional samples over time, but the same is true for the native born. Our study suggests that immigrants to Canada have labour market participation dynamics similar to those of the native born.
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Volume (Year): 46 (2013)
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- Piraino, Patrizio & Picot, Garnett, 2012. "Immigrant Earnings Growth: Selection Bias or Real Progress?," Analytical Studies Branch Research Paper Series 2012340e, Statistics Canada, Analytical Studies Branch.
- Picot, Garnett & Piraino, Patrizio, 2010. "Immigrant Earnings Growth: Selection Bias or Real Progress?," CLSSRN working papers, Vancouver School of Economics clsrn_admin-2010-35, Vancouver School of Economics, revised 28 Dec 2010.
- J15 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Economics of Minorities, Races, Indigenous Peoples, and Immigrants; Non-labor Discrimination
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