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Intergenerational Earnings Mobility Among the Children of Canadian Immigrants

Abdurrahman Aydemir, Wen-Hao Chen () and Miles Corak
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Abdurrahman Aydemir: Statistics Canada

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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.

Keywords: Immigrants; children; generational mobility (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: I30 I32 I38 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Date: 2005-11-09
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Journal Article: Intergenerational Earnings Mobility among the Children of Canadian Immigrants (2009) Downloads
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