Research on Immigrant Earnings
Harriet Orcutt Duleep
College of William & Mary - Policy School; Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)
Daniel J. Dowhan
The Urban Institute
Social Security Bulletin, Vol. 68, No. 1, pp. 31-50, 2008
As the first in a trio of pieces devoted to incorporating immigration into policy models, this article traces the history of research on immigrant earnings. It covers how the earnings trajectories of immigrants differ from those of U.S. natives, how they vary across immigrant groups, and how they have changed over time. The highlighted findings underscore key lessons for modeling immigrant earnings and pave the way for representing the earnings trajectories of immigrants in policy models.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 20
Keywords: immigration, immigrant earnings
JEL Classification: J24, J31, J61, J82
Date posted: August 8, 2008
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