Degree Year

2016

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts

Department

Economics

Advisor(s)

Martin Saavedra

Keywords

United States, Census, Immigration, Labor, Adult, Children, Origin, Country, Mortality, Childhood

Abstract

This paper builds on previous studies that have examined the effect of age of immigration on adult labor market outcomes by considering the potential impact of the childhood environment in the country of origin. 2000 United States Census data and historical child mortality data is used to quantify the impact of the childhood environment in the country of origin on the effect of age of immigration on adult labor market outcomes. Results from children who immigrated to the United States between ages zero and ten indicate that the impact of age of immigration on adult labor market outcomes is more negative for immigrants arriving from countries with poor childhood environments.

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