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Career placement of skilled migrants in the U.S. labor market : a dynamic approach, Volume 1
Author:Neagu, Ileana Cristina; Country:World;
Date Stored:2009/04/01Document Date:2009/04/01
Document Type:Policy Research Working PaperSubTopics:Population Policies; International Migration; Human Migrations & Resettlements; Voluntary and Involuntary Resettlement;
Language:EnglishMajor Sector:Industry, Trade and Services
Rel. Proj ID:1W-Remittances And Household Surveys -- -- P092160;Region:The World Region
Report Number:WPS4891Sub Sectors:Trade
Collection Title:Policy Research working paper ; no. WPS 4891Paper is funded by the Knowledge for Change Program (KCP)TF No/Name:TF030807-JAPAN; TF054731-KCP - HOUSEHOLD SURVEYS OF INTERNATIONAL MIGRATION AND REMITTANCES; TF055254-BNPP-TRADE:
Volume No:1  

Summary: The initial occupational placements of male immigrants in the U.S. labor market vary significantly by country of origin even when education and other factors are taken into account. Does the heterogeneity persist over time? Using data from the 1980, 1990, and 2000 U.S. Censuses, this study finds that the performance of migrants from countries with lower initial occupational placement levels improves at a higher rate compared with that of migrants originating from countries with higher initial levels. Nevertheless, the magnitude of convergence suggests full catch-up is unlikely. Country specific attributes are found to have less direct impact on the rate of assimilation than on the initial performance.

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