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Immigrant Earnings Differentials and Cohort Effects in Canada

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  • Michael G. Abbott
  • Charles M. Beach

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This 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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Paper provided by Queen's University, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 705.

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Length: 98 pages
Date of creation: 1987
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Handle: RePEc:qed:wpaper:705

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  1. 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.
  2. George J. Borjas, 1991. "National Origin and the Skills of Immigrants in the Postwar Period," NBER Working Papers 3575, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  3. Chiswick, Barry R. & Miller, Paul W., 2003. "The complementarity of language and other human capital: immigrant earnings in Canada," Economics of Education Review, Elsevier, vol. 22(5), pages 469-480, October.

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