Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/69375
Authors: 
Cobb-Clark, Deborah A.
Hanel, Barbara
McVicar, Duncan
Year of Publication: 
2012
Series/Report no.: 
Discussion Paper Series, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit 7062
Abstract: 
We compare alternative methods for estimating immigrant wage and employment assimilation using unique panel data over 2001-2009 for a large, nationally-representative sample of immigrants. Previous assimilation estimates have been mainly based on cross-sectional data and have therefore suffered from a range of potential biases. We find that a fixed-effects model generates estimated employment assimilation profiles that are flatter and significantly different to those produced by cross-sectional and synthetic cohort methods. However, there are no significant differences in the wage assimilation profiles across alternative methods.
Subjects: 
immigration
immigrant assimilation
employment
wages
Australia
JEL: 
J15
J61
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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