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Title:The Job Search and Education Investments of Immigrant Families PDF Logo
Authors:Cobb-Clark, Deborah A.
Connolly, Marie D.
Worswick, Christopher
Issue Date:2001
Series/Report no.:IZA Discussion paper series 290
Abstract:This paper examines the post-migration investments in schooling and job search of immigrant families using new longitudinal data for Australia. Higher education levels at time of arrival are associated with a greater probability of enrolling in school after migration. In households where the visa category would suggest that post-migration investments may be important, we find higher rates of school enrollment and job search. Traditional gender roles appear to dictate which partner makes the investments in formal schooling. However, comparative labor market advantage, captured by principal applicant status appears to dictate which partner makes greater investments in job search.
Subjects:Immigrants
human capital investments
job search
JEL:J61
J22
J60
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:IZA Discussion Papers, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit (IZA)

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