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The Effect of Naturalization on Wage Growth: A Panel Study of Young Male Immigrants

Bernt Bratsberg, James F. Ragan, Jr. and Zafar M. Nasir
Journal of Labor Economics
Vol. 20, No. 3 (July 2002), pp. 568-597
DOI: 10.1086/339616
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/339616
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Abstract

For young male immigrants, naturalization facilitates assimilation into the U.S. labor market. Following naturalization, immigrants gain access to public‐sector, white‐collar, and union jobs, and wage growth accelerates—consistent with removal of employment barriers. The faster wage growth of immigrants who naturalize might alternatively result from greater human capital investment prior to naturalization, stemming from a long‐term commitment to U.S. labor markets, but there is no evidence that wage growth accelerates or the distribution of jobs improves until citizenship is attained. Finally, the gains from naturalization are greater for immigrants from less‐developed countries and persist when we control for unobserved productivity.

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