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Immigrant Benefit Receipt Revisited: Sensitivity to the Choice of Survey Years and Model Specification

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  • Thomas F. Crossley
  • James Ted McDonald
  • Christopher Worswick

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Baker and Benjamin (1995) analyse the receipt of unemployment insurance by immigrant men using two years of the Canadian Survey of Consumer Finances. This study replicates their research on 13 of the annual surveys. Estimates are found to be sensitive to the choice of survey years. Furthermore, the standard fixed effects model of assimilation is rejected when tested against a model that allows for separate year-since-migration effects by arrival cohort. Estimates from the more general model do not indicate higher incidence of benefit receipt, ceteris paribus, among more recent cohorts or that immigrants assimilate toward greater receipt of benefits.

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Article provided by University of Wisconsin Press in its journal Journal of Human Resources.

Volume (Year): 36 (2001)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
Pages: 379-397

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Handle: RePEc:uwp:jhriss:v:36:y:2001:i:2:p:379-397

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Cited by:
  1. Sari Pekkala, 2005. "Economic Impacts of Immigration: A Survey," Discussion Papers, Government Institute for Economic Research Finland (VATT) 362, Government Institute for Economic Research Finland (VATT).
  2. Daniel Parent & Christopher Worswick, 2004. "Immigrant Labour Market Performance and Skilled Immigrant Selection: The International Experience," CIRANO Project Reports, CIRANO 2004rp-07, CIRANO.

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