Poverty and Program Participation among Immigrant Children
AbstractResearchers have long known that poverty in childhood is linked with a range of negative adult socioeconomic outcomes, from lower educational achievement and behavioral problems to lower earnings in the labor market. But few researchers have explored whether exposure to a disadvantaged background affects immigrant children and native children differently. George Borjas uses Current Population Survey (CPS) data on two specific indicators of povertyâ€”the poverty rate and the rate of participation in public assistance programsâ€”to begin answering that question. He finds that immigrant children have significantly higher rates both of poverty and of program participation than do native children.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Harvard Kennedy School of Government in its series Scholarly Articles with number 8052147.
Date of creation: 2011
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Publication status: Published in The Future of Children
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- NEP-ALL-2012-05-29 (All new papers)
- NEP-LAB-2012-05-29 (Labour Economics)
- NEP-MIG-2012-05-29 (Economics of Human Migration)
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