Resource title

The Job Search and Education Investments of Immigrant Families

Resource image

image for OpenScout resource :: The Job Search and Education Investments of Immigrant Families

Resource description

This paper examines the post-migration investments in schooling and job search of immigrant families using new longitudinal data for Australia. Higher education levels at time of arrival are associated with a greater probability of enrolling in school after migration. In households where the visa category would suggest that post-migration investments may be important, we find higher rates of school enrollment and job search. Traditional gender roles appear to dictate which partner makes the investments in formal schooling. However, comparative labor market advantage, captured by principal applicant status appears to dictate which partner makes greater investments in job search.

Resource author

Deborah A. Cobb-Clark, Marie D. Connolly, Christopher Worswick

Resource publisher

Resource publish date

Resource language

eng

Resource content type

text/html

Resource resource URL

http://hdl.handle.net/10419/21143

Resource license

Adapt according to the presented license agreement and reference the original author.