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Can immigrants insure against shocks as well as the native-born?

Asadul Islam (), Steven Stillman () and Christopher Worswick ()

Applied Economics, 2018, vol. 50, issue 49, 5302-5315

Abstract: We examine the impact of job displacement and serious health problems on multiple measures of individual and household well-being using longitudinal data. We extend the previous literature by examining whether these shocks have differential effects for the native-born and immigrants and whether shock mitigation strategies and their effectiveness differ by immigration status. Our results suggest that both immigrants and native-born individuals have access to similar institutional and other formal and informal risk-sharing arrangements such that they are able to mitigate shocks against job loss or illness almost equally.

Date: 2018
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