Will They Ever Converge? Earnings of Immigrants and Canadian-born Workers over the Last Two Decades
AbstractUsing census data covering the 1980 to 2000 period, we examine what outcomes would be necessary for cohorts of recent immigrants to achieve earnings parity with Canadian-born workers. Our results show that today's recent immigrants would have to experience a drastic rise of their relative age-earnings profile in the near future for their earnings to converge with their Canadian-born counterparts. The reason is simple: the greater relative earnings growth experienced by cohorts of recent immigrants has only partially offset the drastic deterioration in their relative earnings at entry.
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Labour; Ethnic diversity and immigration; Income; pensions; spending and wealth; Wages; salaries and other earnings; Immigrants and non-permanent residents; Integration of newcomers; Labour market and income; Visible minorities; Low income and inequality;
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