Assimilation, Changes in Cohort Quality, and the Earnings of Immigrants

@article{Borjas1985AssimilationCI,
  title={Assimilation, Changes in Cohort Quality, and the Earnings of Immigrants},
  author={G. Borjas},
  journal={Journal of Labor Economics},
  year={1985},
  volume={3},
  pages={463 - 489}
}
  • G. Borjas
  • Published 1985
  • Economics
  • Journal of Labor Economics
  • This paper reexamines the empirical basis for two "facts" that seem to be found in most cross-section studies of immigrant earnings: (1) the earnings of immigrants grow rapidly as they assimilate into the United States; and (2) this rapid growth leads to many immigrants' overtaking the earnings of the natives within 10-15 years after immigration. Using the 1970 and 1980 U.S. censuses, this paper studies the earnings growth experienced by specific immigrant cohorts during the period 1970-80. It… CONTINUE READING
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