Immigration: What About the Children and Grandchildren?

CentER Discussion Paper Series No. 2014-009

50 Pages Posted: 18 Jan 2014

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Arthur Sweetman

McMaster University - Department of Economics; McMaster University - Centre for Health Economics and Policy Analysis (CHEPA); IZA Institute of Labor Economics

Jan C. van Ours

Tilburg University - Department of Economics; University of Melbourne - Department of Economics

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Date Written: January 15, 2014

Abstract

Intergenerational immigrant integration is central to the economic growth and social development of many countries whose populations comprise a substantial share of the children and grandchildren of immigrants. In addition to basic demographics, relevant economic theories and institutional features are surveyed to assist in understanding these phenomena. Building on this foundation, educational and labor market success across the immigrant generations are reviewed, and then studies on the evolution of social outcomes across those same generations are discussed. Overall, substantial cross-national heterogeneity in outcomes is observed as various sources of immigration interact with distinct national labor markets and educational/social contexts that have diverse approaches to integrating immigrants.

Keywords: Second-generation immigration, 1.5-generation immigration

JEL Classification: J15

Suggested Citation

Sweetman, Arthur and van Ours, Jan C., Immigration: What About the Children and Grandchildren? (January 15, 2014). CentER Discussion Paper Series No. 2014-009. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2379503 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2379503

Arthur Sweetman (Contact Author)

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Jan C. Van Ours

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University of Melbourne - Department of Economics ( email )

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Australia

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