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Immigrant Benefit Receipt: Sensitivity to the Choice of Survey Years and Model Specification

Crossley, Thomas; McDonald, James Ted; Worswick, Christopher


Receipt of unemployment insurance by immigrant men and social assistance by immigrant families are analysed using thirteen surveys from Canada. Estimates from a cohort fixed effects model are found to be sensitive to the choice of survey years. This is due to the mis-specification of the fixed effects model which is rejected when tested against a model allowing for separate year-since-migration effects by arrival cohort. The estimates from the more general model provide little evidence of...[Show more]

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Date published: 1999
Type: Working/Technical Paper


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