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Microeconometric analysis of earnings mobility of immigrants and ethnic minorities: evidence from the UK

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Publication date

Mar 2013

Summary

This paper analyzes intergenerational earnings mobility of immigrants and ethnic minorities in the UK. We use a two-sample technique and utilize the British Household Panel Survey for estimating the mobility coefficient. The estimation provides the evidence of differences in generational mobility based on immigration status and ethnic origin. Earnings of the native population tend to have a strong correlation with that of their fathers, a mobility coefficient of 0.34. However, for immigrants as well as ethnic minorities, the fathers’ earnings have a smaller impact on childrens’ earnings with a much lower coefficient estimate.

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Journal for Labour Market Research

Volume and page numbers

46 , 35 -42

DOI

http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12651-012-0110-1

ISSN

16

Subjects

Migration, Wages And Earnings, and Ethnic Groups

Notes

Not held in Res Lib - bibliographic reference only

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