A Study of the Earning Profiles of Young and Second Generation Immigrants in Canada

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Title: A Study of the Earning Profiles of Young and Second Generation Immigrants in Canada
Authors: Xu, Tianhui
Date: 2013-05-15
Abstract: Using data from the 2006 Canadian Census, this study focuses on differences in earnings between the first-generation, second-generation and third generation immigrants (third generation immigrants are Canadian-born individuals whose parents are both Canadian-born). Seven age groups of immigrants and two sub-groups of second-generation immigrants are introduced: the first group of second-generation immigrants includes individuals with one foreign-born parent and the second one includes those with two foreign-born parents. The paper also defines immigrants who arrived in Canada at the age of 9 or younger as “young immigrants”. For both males and females, the same models were estimated for the first-generation and second-generation immigrants. As in previous studies, the results confirm that the young immigrants have earnings advantages compared to those who arrived as adults. Second-generation immigrants do better than their counterparts who were born to Canadian parents.
URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10393/24178
CollectionScience économique - Mémoires // Economics - Research Papers
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