Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/20692
Authors: 
DeVoretz, Don J.
Pivnenko, Sergiy
Year of Publication: 
2004
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion paper series 1395
Abstract: 
Immigrants ascend to citizenship at differential rates in Canada. Why is this so? This paper investigates the economic costs and benefits derived from citizenship to rationalize the differential rates of citizenship ascension. Canadian earnings evidence confirms the sizable economic benefits of citizenship. A decomposition analysis attributes this benefit to selfselection, namely only the more productive immigrants become Canadian citizens.
Subjects: 
immigration
citizenship
Canada
JEL: 
J68
J61
F22
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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