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Does Background Matter? The Transmission of Human Capital from a Planned to a Market Economy

Ira N. Gang and Robert C. Stuart
The International Migration Review
Vol. 34, No. 2 (Summer, 2000), pp. 511-537
DOI: 10.2307/2675912
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2675912
Page Count: 27
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Abstract

The early U.S. economic achievement of former Soviet citizens entering the United States during the period 1979 through 1985 is analyzed. Using the Soviet Interview Project (SIP) data, components of human capital acquired in the former Soviet Union (FSU) are identified and related to labor force participation and income outcomes in the United States. FSU education, experience and industry variables have important, variable and differing impacts upon both participation and income, and such outcomes differ for males and females. FSU immigrants' income is below U.S. income. Differing rates of return to characteristics, not the endowments themselves, are responsible for observed differentials.

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