Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/33510
Authors: 
Aydemir, Abdurrahman
Chen, Wen-Hao
Corak, Miles
Year of Publication: 
2006
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers 2085
Abstract: 
We analyze the intergenerational income mobility of Canadians born to immigrants using the 2001 Census. A detailed portrait of the Canadian population is offered as are estimates of the degree of generational mobility among the children of immigrants from 70 countries. The degree of persistence as estimated in regression to the mean models is about the same for immigrants as for the entire population, and there is more generational mobility among immigrants in Canada than in the United States. We also use quantile regressions to distinguish between the role of social capital from other constraints limiting mobility and find that these are present and associated with father's education.
Subjects: 
immigrants
children
generational mobility
JEL: 
I30
I32
I38
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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