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Assimilation Effects on Poverty Among Immigrants in Norway

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  • Galloway, Taryn Ann

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    (Research Department, Statistics Norway)

  • Aaberge, Rolf

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    (Ragnar Frisch Centre for Economic Research)

Abstract

The percentage of poor among immigrants to Norway is much higher than the percentage among the native population so that immigrant status and ethnic origin may help to explain to some degree the continuing existence of poverty in Norway, an affluent country known for its relatively low income inequality. The purpose of this paper is to use register data to discuss the more crucial question of whether or not this rather high incidence of poverty among immigrants persists even after immigrants have been in the country for a long period, that is, after they have had the opportunity to integrate and adapt their skills to the expectations in their new country.

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Paper provided by Oslo University, Department of Economics in its series Memorandum with number 07/2003.

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Length: 26 pages
Date of creation: 09 Apr 2003
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Publication status: Forthcoming in Journal of Population Economics.
Handle: RePEc:hhs:osloec:2003_007

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Keywords: Immigration; assimilation; poverty;

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  1. Taryn Ann Galloway, 2006. "The Labor Market Integration of Immigrant Men and Women," Discussion Papers 483, Research Department of Statistics Norway.
  2. Taryn Ann Galloway, 2006. "Do Immigrants Integrate Out of Poverty in Norway," Discussion Papers 482, Research Department of Statistics Norway.
  3. Magne Mogstad & Audun Langørgen & Rolf Aaberge, 2005. "Region-Specific versus Country-specific Poverty Lines in Analysis of Poverty," Discussion Papers 408, Research Department of Statistics Norway.
  4. Muñoz de Bustillo, Rafael & Antón, José-Ignacio, 2009. "From rags to riches? Immigration and poverty in Spain," MPRA Paper 13848, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  5. Taryn Ann Galloway, 2008. "Re-Examining the Earnings Assimilation of Immigrants," Discussion Papers 570, Research Department of Statistics Norway.
  6. Galloway, Taryn Ann & Gustafsson, Björn Anders & Pedersen, Peder J. & Österberg, Torun, 2009. "Immigrant Child Poverty in Scandinavia: A Panel Data Study," IZA Discussion Papers 4232, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
  7. Nong Zhu & Cecile Batisse, 2014. "L’inégalité, la pauvreté et l'intégration économique des immigrants au Canada depuis les années 1990," CIRANO Working Papers 2014s-10, CIRANO.
  8. Christos Koutsampelas, 2012. "Immigration and Poverty: Findings from Cyprus," University of Cyprus Working Papers in Economics 13-2012, University of Cyprus Department of Economics.
  9. Nong Zhu & Denise Helly, 2014. "L’inégalité, la pauvreté et l’intégration économique des immigrants au Canada," CIRANO Working Papers 2014s-15, CIRANO.

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