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Changing Patterns in the Relative Economic Performance of Immigrants to Great Britain and the U.S., 1980-2000

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  • John Schmitt
  • Jonathan Wadsworth

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This report examines changes in the pace of the economic assimilation of immigrants over the last three decades. The evidence suggests that immigrants lagged farther behind U.S.-born workers in 2000, than they had in 1990 and 1980.

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  • John Schmitt & Jonathan Wadsworth, 2006. "Changing Patterns in the Relative Economic Performance of Immigrants to Great Britain and the U.S., 1980-2000," CEPR Reports and Issue Briefs 2006-07, Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR).
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