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Analyzing the Labor Market Activity of Immigrant Families in Germany

Basilio, Leilanie; Bauer, Thomas; Sinning, Mathias

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This paper analyzes whether immigrant families facing credit constraints adopt a family investment strategy wherein, upon arrival, an immigrant spouse invests in host country-specific human capital while the other partner works to finance the family's current consumption and the spouse's skills accumulation. Using data for West Germany, we do not find evidence for such a specialization strategy. We further examine the labor supply and wage assimilation of families whose members immigrated...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/23987
Source: Labour Economics
DOI: 10.1016/j.labeco.2009.03.002

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