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Divergent Trends in Citizenship Rates Among Immigrants in Canada and the United States

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  • Hou, Feng
  • Picot, Garnett
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    This paper examines the labour market benefits associated with becoming a citizen of the host country, in this case Canada or the United States. Recent international research indicates that there is an economic return to acquiring citizenship. In addition, the paper examines the rising gap in the citizenship rate between Canada and the United States and examines the differences in individual and region characteristics of immigrants as a possibility for explaining changes in the citizenship rate gap.

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    Paper provided by Statistics Canada, Analytical Studies Branch in its series Analytical Studies Branch Research Paper Series with number 2011338e.

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    Date of creation: 12 Oct 2011
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    Handle: RePEc:stc:stcp3e:2011338e

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    Keywords: Citizenship; Ethnic diversity and immigration; Immigrants and non-permanent residents;

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