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Off the Boat , NowOff toWork : Refugees in the LabourMarket in Portland , Maine

@inproceedings{MAMGAIN2009OffTB,
  title={Off the Boat , NowOff toWork : Refugees in the LabourMarket in Portland , Maine},
  author={VA ISHAL I MAMGAIN},
  year={2009}
}
  • VA ISHAL I MAMGAIN
  • Published 2009
  • In Maine, refugees with good English skills at arrival earn the highest wages irrespective of educational attainment in their home country. This study of the labour market in Portland from 1996 to 2000 finds that amongst refugee men, the best predictor for higher wages is English proficiency, but for women education is an important factor. In the local economy, refugee women are over-represented as entrepreneurs. Amongst men who are not self-employed, age at arrival and work experience in the… CONTINUE READING

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