Why are the Relative Wages of Immigrants Declining ? A Distributional Approach

  title={Why are the Relative Wages of Immigrants Declining ? A Distributional Approach},
  author={Brahim Boudarbat},
  • Brahim Boudarbat
  • Published 2013
In this paper, we show that the decline in the relative wages of immigrants in Canada is far from homogenous over different points of the wage distribution. The welldocumented decline in the immigrant-Canadian born mean wage gap hides a much larger decline at the low end of the wage distribution, while the gap hardly changed at the top end of the distribution. Using standard OLS regressions and unconditional quantile regressions, we show that both the changes in the mean wage gap and in the gap… CONTINUE READING


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