CAFO Working Papers, Centre for Labour Market Policy Research (CAFO), School of Business and Economics, Linnaeus University
Intergenerational mobility among three generations of immigrants in Sweden
Abstract: This paper studies intergenerational mobility among three
generations of male immigrants in Sweden. We find a regression towards the
native mean in earnings between immigrants and natives across the first two
generations and a divergence in earnings between immigrants and natives
across the second and the third generation. On average, a 3 per cent
earnings advantage compared to natives for first-generation immigrants is
reversed to a 6 per cent earnings disadvantage compared to natives for
third generation immigrants. The results of the study indicate that ethnic
differences in labour market outcomes may occur also beyond the second
generation of immigrants.
Keywords: immigrants; intergenerational earnings mobility; (follow links to similar papers)
JEL-Codes: J15; J24; J61; J62; (follow links to similar papers)
29 pages, August 1, 2007
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