Stayers and returners: educational self-selection among US immigrants and returning migrants

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Author: Esteva, Arturo A. Aguilar


This paper empirically examines the educational selectivity of United States immigrants and of those that return to their source country. Data from the 1970 to 2000 US Census and the 2010 American Community Survey are employed. Ten countries are selected for the study based on their historical and contemporaneous importance on US migration. The results generally indicate positive selection on educational attainment of recently-arrived immigrants, being China, India, and Philippines, the most prominent examples. Mexico does not show evidence of positive or negative selection, but their...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Migration; Teaching and learning; Qualifications

Keywords: Education; Immigration; Educational level; Skilled migration

Geographic subjects: United States; North America

Published: Bonn, Germany: IZA, 2013

Physical description: [55] p.

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Series: IZA discussion paper; no. 7222

Resource type: Discussion paper

Call number: TD/TNC 111.594

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