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Intergenerational Earnings Mobility Among the Children of Canadian Immigrants

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  • Chen, Wen-Hao
  • Aydemir, Abdurrahman
  • Corak, Miles

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We analyze the intergenerational income mobility of Canadians born to immigrants using the 2001 Census. A detailed portrait of the Canadian population is offered as are estimates of the degree of generational mobility among the children of immigrants from 70 countries. The degree of persistence as estimated in regression to the mean models is about the same for immigrants as for the entire population, and there is more generational mobility among immigrants in Canada than in the United States. We also use quantile regressions to distinguish between the role of social capital from other constraints limiting mobility and find that these are present and associated with father's education.

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Paper provided by Statistics Canada, Analytical Studies Branch in its series Analytical Studies Branch Research Paper Series with number 2005267e.

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Keywords: Equity and inclusion; Ethnic diversity and immigration; Ethnic groups and generations in Canada; Families; households and housing; Family history; Household; family and personal income; Immigrants and non-permanent residents; Income; pensions; spending and wealth; Integration of newcomers; Society and community;

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