Access to Citizenship and the Economic Assimilation of Immigrants

@article{Gathmann2018AccessTC,
  title={Access to Citizenship and the Economic Assimilation of Immigrants},
  author={Christina Gathmann and N. Keller},
  journal={Wiley-Blackwell: Economic Journal},
  year={2018}
}
  • Christina Gathmann, N. Keller
  • Published 2018
  • Economics
  • Wiley-Blackwell: Economic Journal
  • Immigrants often have lower employment rates and earnings than natives. Our empirical analysis relies on two reforms generating exogenous variation in the waiting time for citizenship. We find that faster access to citizenship improves the economic situation of immigrant women, especially their labour market attachment with higher employment rates, longer working hours and more stable jobs. Immigrants also invest more in host country‐specific skills like language and vocational training. Faster… CONTINUE READING
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