Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/34338
Authors: 
Basilio, Leilanie
Bauer, Thomas K.
Sinning, Mathias
Year of Publication: 
2007
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers 2989
Abstract: 
This paper analyzes whether immigrant families facing credit constraints adopt a family investment strategy wherein, upon arrival, an immigrant spouse invests in host country-specific human capital while the other partner works to finance the family's current consumption. Using data for West Germany, we do not find evidence for such a specialization strategy. We further examine the labor supply and wage assimilation of families whose members immigrated together relative to families whose members immigrated sequentially. Our estimates indicate that this differentiation is relevant for the analysis of the labor market activities of migrant households.
Document Type: 
Working Paper

Files in This Item:
File
Size
251.31 kB





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