Forthcoming, Journal of Labor Economics The Effect of Naturalization on Wage Growth— A Panel Study of Young Male Immigrants

Abstract

For young male immigrants, naturalization facilitates assimilation into the U.S. labor market. Following naturalization, immigrants gain access to public-sector, white-collar, and union jobs, and wage growth accelerates. These findings are consistent with the proposition that naturalization fosters labor market success of immigrants by removing barriers to… (More)

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