Immigrant Earnings Growth: Selection Bias or Real Progress?
AbstractThis paper studies the effect of selective attrition on estimates of immigrant earnings growth based on repeated cross-sectional data in Canada. Longitudinal tax data linked to immigrant landing records are used in order to estimate the change in immigrant earnings and the immigrant-Canadian-born earnings gap. The results are compared with those from repeated cross-sectional data. This approach eliminates differences in results that may stem from variation in collection modes and procedures across datasets.
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Date of creation: 28 Feb 2012
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Labour; Ethnic diversity and immigration; Wages; salaries and other earnings; Ethnic groups and generations in Canada; Immigrants and non-permanent residents; Labour market and income;
Other versions of this item:
- Garnett Picot & Patrizio Piraino, 2013. "Immigrant earnings growth: selection bias or real progress?," Canadian Journal of Economics, Canadian Economics Association, vol. 46(4), pages 1510-1536, November.
- Picot, Garnett & Piraino, Patrizio, 2010. "Immigrant Earnings Growth: Selection Bias or Real Progress?," CLSRN Working Papers clsrn_admin-2010-35, UBC Department of Economics, revised 28 Dec 2010.
- J15 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Economics of Minorities, Races, and Immigrants; Non-labor Discrimination
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2012-03-08 (All new papers)
- NEP-LAB-2012-03-08 (Labour Economics)
- NEP-MIG-2012-03-08 (Economics of Human Migration)
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- Arthur Sweetman & Casey Warman, 2013. "Canada's Immigration Selection System and Labour Market Outcomes," Canadian Public Policy, University of Toronto Press, vol. 39(s1), pages 141-160, May.
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