Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/80641
Authors: 
Chiswick, Barry R.
Miller, Paul W.
Year of Publication: 
2013
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Paper 7389
Abstract: 
This paper considers the labor market assimilation of immigrants in terms of earnings and employment (employment probability, unemployment probability, and hours worked per week). Using the 2006 Australian Census of Population and Housing the analyses are performed separately by gender, and separately by whether or not the origin is an English-speaking developed country (ESDC). Among men in general, 'negative assimilation' is found for immigrants from the ESDC, and positive assimilation for other origins. Among women, the pattern of assimilation in earnings and employment is more positive than among their male counterparts. This may reflect the greater tendency for female immigrants to be tied movers. Among never married immigrant women from the ESDC, who are more likely than married immigrant women from the same countries to be economic migrants, the pattern of negative assimilation is observed.
Subjects: 
immigrants
assimilation
earnings
hours worked
employment
unemployment
JEL: 
J61
J31
F22
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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