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The Economic Causes and Consequences of Canadian Citizenship

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  • DeVoretz, Don J.

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    (Simon Fraser University)

  • Pivnenko, Sergiy

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    (Simon Fraser University)

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    Immigrants ascend to citizenship at differential rates in Canada. Why is this so? This paper investigates the economic costs and benefits derived from citizenship to rationalize the differential rates of citizenship ascension. Canadian earnings evidence confirms the sizable economic benefits of citizenship. A decomposition analysis attributes this benefit to selfselection, namely only the more productive immigrants become Canadian citizens.

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    Paper provided by Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in its series IZA Discussion Papers with number 1395.

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    Length: 40 pages
    Date of creation: Nov 2004
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    Publication status: published in: Journal of Immigration and Integration, 2006, 6 (3-4), 435-468
    Handle: RePEc:iza:izadps:dp1395

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    Keywords: immigration; citizenship; Canada;

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    1. Cotton, Jeremiah, 1988. "On the Decomposition of Wage Differentials," The Review of Economics and Statistics, MIT Press, vol. 70(2), pages 236-43, May.
    2. Bernt Bratsberg & James F. Ragan & Zafar M. Nasir, 2002. "The Effect of Naturalization on Wage Growth: A Panel Study of Young Male Immigrants," Journal of Labor Economics, University of Chicago Press, vol. 20(3), pages 568-597, July.
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    Cited by:
    1. Max Friedrich Steinhardt, 2008. "Does citizenship matter? The economic impact of naturalizations in Germany," Development Working Papers 266, Centro Studi Luca d\'Agliano, University of Milano.
    2. Susan Brown & Jennifer Hook & Jennifer Glick, 2008. "Generational Differences in Cohabitation and Marriage in the US," Population Research and Policy Review, Springer, vol. 27(5), pages 531-550, October.
    3. Fougère, Denis & Safi, Mirna, 2008. "The Effects of Naturalization on Immigrants’ Employment Probability (France, 1968–1999)," IZA Discussion Papers 3372, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
    4. Fougère, Denis & Safi, Mirna, 2008. "Naturalization and Employment of Immigrants in France (1968-1999)," CEPR Discussion Papers 7092, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.

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