Type: Working Paper
Citizenship Acquisition, Employment Prospects and Earnings: Comparing two cool countries
Working Paper, EUI RSCAS, 2012/07, [GLOBALCIT], EUDO Citizenship Observatory
BEVELANDER Pieter, PENDAKUR, Ravi, Citizenship Acquisition, Employment Prospects and Earnings: Comparing two cool countries, EUI RSCAS, 2012/07, [GLOBALCIT], EUDO Citizenship Observatory - https://hdl.handle.net/1814/20619
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Direct country comparisons on the effect of citizenship are rare. The aim of this paper is to analyse the citizenship effect on both employment probabilities and the relative income of work of immigrants in two countries, Canada and Sweden. We ask ‘Is there a citizenship effect and if any, in which country is it that we find the largest effect and for which immigrant groups’. Using Instrumental Variable Regression to assess the clean effect of citizenship acquisition on data from the 2006 Canadian census and the 2006 Swedish registry we find that citizenship has a positive impact on both characteristics, and that it is often stronger in Sweden than in Canada.
Cadmus permanent link: https://hdl.handle.net/1814/20619
Series/Number: EUI RSCAS; 2012/07; [GLOBALCIT]; EUDO Citizenship Observatory
Sponsorship and Funder information:
Research for the EUDO Citizenship Observatory working papers series has been jointly supported by the European Commission grant agreement JLS/2007/IP/CA/009 and by the British Academy Research Project CITMODES (both projects co-directed by the EUI and the University of Edinburgh).