Hatton, Timothy J; Leigh, Andrew
There is a large econometric literature that examines the economic assimilation of
immigrants in the United States and elsewhere. On the whole immigrants are seen as
atomistic individuals assimilating in a largely anonymous labour market, a view that runs
counter to the spirit of the equally large literature on ethnic groups. Here we argue that
immigrants assimilate as communities, not just as individuals. The longer the immigrant
community has been established the better adjusted it is to the...[Show more]
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