Which Immigrants Are Most Innovative and Entrepreneurial? Distinctions by Entry Visa

@article{Hunt2011WhichIA,
  title={Which Immigrants Are Most Innovative and Entrepreneurial? Distinctions by Entry Visa},
  author={Jennifer S. Hunt},
  journal={Journal of Labor Economics},
  year={2011},
  volume={29},
  pages={417 - 457}
}
  • J. Hunt
  • Published 1 April 2009
  • Economics
  • Journal of Labor Economics
Using the 2003 National Survey of College Graduates, I examine how immigrants perform in activities likely to increase U.S. productivity, according to the type of visa on which they first entered the United States. Immigrants who entered on a student/trainee visa or a temporary work visa have a large advantage over natives in wages, patenting, and publishing. Much of the advantage is explained by immigrants' higher education and field of study. Immigrants who entered with legal permanent… 

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