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dc.contributor.authorBlau, Francine D.en_US
dc.contributor.authorKahn, Lawrence M.en_US
dc.contributor.authorPapps, Kerry L.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2008-10-13en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-07T11:35:42Z-
dc.date.available2010-07-07T11:35:42Z-
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.identifier.piurn:nbn:de:101:1-20081014309en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/35279-
dc.description.abstractWe use 1980, 1990 and 2000 Census data to study the impact of source country characteristics on the labor supply assimilation profiles of married adult immigrant women and men. Women migrating from countries where women have high relative labor force participation rates work substantially more than women coming from countries with lower relative female labor supply rates, and this gap is roughly constant with time in the United States. These differences are substantial and hold up even when we control for wage offers and family formation decisions, as well as when we control for the emigration rate from the United States to the source country. Men's labor supply assimilation profiles are unaffected by source country female labor supply, a result that suggests that the female findings reflect notions of gender roles rather than overall work orientation. Findings for another indicator of traditional gender roles, source country fertility rates, are broadly similar, with substantial and persistent negative effects of source country fertility on the labor supply of female immigrants except when we control for presence of children, in which case the negative effects only become evident after ten years in the United States.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIZA discussion papers 3725en_US
dc.subject.jelD10en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordImmigrationen_US
dc.subject.keywordlabor supplyen_US
dc.subject.keywordfertilityen_US
dc.subject.keywordassimilationen_US
dc.subject.keywordgenderen_US
dc.subject.stwInternationale Arbeitsmobilitäten_US
dc.subject.stwEinwanderungen_US
dc.subject.stwArbeitsmarkten_US
dc.subject.stwIntegrationen_US
dc.subject.stwMänneren_US
dc.subject.stwFrauenen_US
dc.subject.stwUSAen_US
dc.subject.stwInternationale Arbeitsmobilitäten_US
dc.subject.stwEinwanderungen_US
dc.subject.stwArbeitsmarkten_US
dc.subject.stwIntegrationen_US
dc.subject.stwMänneren_US
dc.subject.stwFrauenen_US
dc.subject.stwUSAen_US
dc.titleGender, source country characteristics and labor market assimilation among immigrants: 1980 - 2000en_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn581729315en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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