Immigrant Wage and Employment Assimilation: A Comparison of Methods
AbstractWe compare alternative methods for estimating immigrant wage and employment assimilation using unique panel data over 2001–2009 for a large, nationally-representative sample of immigrants. Previous assimilation estimates have been mainly based on cross-sectional data and have therefore suffered from a range of potential biases. We find that a fixed-effects model generates estimated employment assimilation profiles that are flatter and significantly different to those produced by cross-sectional and synthetic cohort methods. However, there are no significant differences in the wage assimilation profiles across alternative methods.
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- Deborah Cobb-Clark & Barbara Hanel & Duncan McVicar, 2012. "Immigrant Wage and Employment Assimilation: A Comparison of Methods," Melbourne Institute Working Paper Series wp2012n28, Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research, The University of Melbourne.
- J15 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Economics of Minorities, Races, Indigenous Peoples, and Immigrants; Non-labor Discrimination
- J61 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - Geographic Labor Mobility; Immigrant Workers
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