Immigrant low-income rates: The role of market income and government transfers - ARCHIVED

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The decline in earnings among immigrants over the past quarter century is well-documented, but its impact on various segments of the immigrant population is less well-known. This study examines long-term trends in the incidence of low income among working-age immigrants, immigrant seniors and the children of immigrants. The study looks at two main factors that contribute to the incidence of low income: market income and government transfers.

Issue Number: 2009112
Author(s): Hou, Feng; Lu, Yuqian; Picot, Garnett
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