Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/171197
Authors: 
Duleep, Harriet
Regets, Mark
Year of Publication: 
2017
Citation: 
[Journal:] IZA World of Labor [ISSN:] 2054-9571 [Year:] 2017 [Issue:] 389
Abstract: 
Immigrants who start with low earnings, such as family-based immigrants, experience higher earnings growth than immigrants who are recruited for specific jobs (employment-based immigrants). This occurs because family-based immigrants with lower initial earnings invest in human capital at higher rates than natives or employment-based immigrants. Therefore, immigrants who start at low initial earnings invest in new human capital that allows them to respond to the ever-changing needs of the host country’s economy.
Subjects: 
immigrant selection
immigration policy
earnings growth
human capital investment
JEL: 
J6
J24
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
Document Type: 
Article

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