The performance of immigrants in the Norwegian labor market
This paper tests the assimilation hypothesis with Norwegian data. Using both cross-section and cohort analyses, the results show that the 1970-1979 immigrant cohort experienced an earnings growth of about 11% between 1980 and 1990, when their earnings profile was compared to that of natives. This is lower than the 19% assimilation rate predicted by the cross-section method. On the contrary, the results reveal a rapid earnings divergence across cohorts, and between the 1960-1969 cohort and natives. It is also shown that the "quality" of successive immigrant waves has declined over time, thus biasing the cross-section estimates of assimilation.
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Volume (Year): 11 (1998)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
|Note:||Received: 8 August 1995 / Accepted: 7 January 1997|
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