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Title:Longitudinal Analysis of Immigrant Occupational Mobility: A Test of the Immigrant Assimilation Hypothesis PDF Logo
Authors:Chiswick, Barry R.
Lee, Yew Liang
Miller, Paul W.
Issue Date:2002
Series/Report no.:IZA Discussion paper series 452
Abstract:Using an immigrant assimilation framework, this paper develops a model of the occupational mobility of immigrants and tests the hypotheses using data on adult males from the Longitudinal Survey of Immigrants to Australia. The theoretical model generates hypotheses regarding a U-shaped pattern of occupational mobility from the ?last job? in the origin, to the ?first job? in the destination, to subsequent jobs in the destination, and regarding the depth of the ?U.? The survey includes data on pre-immigration occupation, the ?first? occupation in Australia (at 6 months) and the occupation after about 3.5 years in Australia. The hypotheses are supported by the empirical analysis.
Subjects:Immigrants
occupational mobility/attainment
assimilation
longitudinal data
Australia
JEL:J24
J61
J62
J15
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:IZA Discussion Papers, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit (IZA)

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