Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/35145
Authors: 
Chiswick, Barry R.
Miller, Paul W.
Year of Publication: 
2008
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers 3596
Abstract: 
This study develops and estimates a model of the naturalization process in the US. The model is based on both the characteristics of immigrants and features of their countries of origin. The empirical analysis is based on the 2000 US Census. Both the characteristics of immigrants and the origin-country variables are shown to be important determinants of citizenship status. The individual characteristics that have the most influence are educational attainment, age at migration, years since migration, veteran of the US armed forces, living with family, and spouses' educational attainment. The country of origin variables of most importance are their degree of civil liberties and political rights, GDP per capita, whether the origin country recognizes dual citizenship, and the geographic distance of the origin country from the US.
Subjects: 
Immigrants
citizenship
country of origin
human capital
JEL: 
I38
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
Document Type: 
Working Paper

Files in This Item:
File
Size
764.32 kB





Items in EconStor are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.