Immigrant Earnings Differentials and Cohort Effects in Canada
AbstractThis paper examines what has happened to immigrant earnings in Canada and test two alternative hypotheses of Chiswick and Borjas re changing immigrant earnings differentials. The paper use a 1973 survey containing detailed information on immigrant status, family background, and a direct measure of work experience. It is found that earning differentials of immigrant men have been widening since later 1960's. This is due to a steepening of earning profiles for native workers, a flattening of the years-since-migration earnings profile for immigrants, and a further flattening of the experience-earnings profile for immigrants.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Queen's at Kingston - Sch. of Indus. Relat. Papers in Industrial Relations in its series Papers with number 1988-1.
Length: 87 pages
Date of creation: 1988
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Postal: Canada; Queen's University. School of Industrial Relations. School of Industrial Relations / Industrial Relations Centre. Kingston, Ontario Canada K7P 3N6
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- Michael G. Abbott & Charles M. Beach, 1987. "Immigrant Earnings Differentials and Cohort Effects in Canada," Working Papers 705, Queen's University, Department of Economics.
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- George J. Borjas, 1991.
"National Origin and the Skills of Immigrants in the Postwar Period,"
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- Chiswick, Barry R. & Miller, Paul W., 2003.
"The complementarity of language and other human capital: immigrant earnings in Canada,"
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Elsevier, vol. 22(5), pages 469-480, October.
- Chiswick, Barry R. & Miller, Paul W., 2002. "The Complementarity of Language and Other Human Capital: Immigrant Earnings in Canada," IZA Discussion Papers 451, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
- Barry R. Chiswick, 2000. "A Model of Immigrant Language Acquisition: Application to Male Immigrants in Canada," University of Chicago - George G. Stigler Center for Study of Economy and State 149, Chicago - Center for Study of Economy and State.
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