Research on Immigrant Earnings

Social Security Bulletin, Vol. 68, No. 1, pp. 31-50, 2008

20 Pages Posted: 8 Aug 2008

See all articles by Harriet Orcutt Duleep

Harriet Orcutt Duleep

College of William & Mary - Policy School

Daniel J. Dowhan

The Urban Institute

Date Written: 2008

Abstract

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.

Keywords: immigration, immigrant earnings

JEL Classification: J24, J31, J61, J82

Suggested Citation

Duleep, Harriet Orcutt and Dowhan, Daniel J., Research on Immigrant Earnings (2008). Social Security Bulletin, Vol. 68, No. 1, pp. 31-50, 2008, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1193122

Harriet Orcutt Duleep (Contact Author)

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United States

Daniel J. Dowhan

The Urban Institute ( email )

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Washington, DC 20037
United States

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