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Gender, Source Country Characteristics and Labor Market Assimilation Among Immigrants: 1980-2000

Francine D. Blau, Lawrence M. Kahn, Kerry L. Papps

NBER Working Paper No. 14387
Issued in October 2008

---- Acknowledgements -----

The authors are indebted to Martha Bailey, Charlie Brown, John DiNardo, Andrew Oswald, Mark Rosenzweig, Jeff Smith, Dean Yang and participants at the Society of Labor Economists meetings in Chicago, May 2007, the Wang Yanan Institute for Studies in Economics 2007 International Symposium on Contemporary Labor Economics, Xiamen University, Xiamen, China, December 2007, the Herman Colloquium, University of Michigan, March 2008, and the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) Workshop on Gender and the Labour Market, Mannheim, Germany, March 2008 for helpful comments and suggestions, to Fidan Kurtulus and Albert Yung-Hsu Liu for excellent research assistance and the Russell Sage Foundation for financial support. Portions of the research for this paper were completed while Blau and Kahn were Visiting Fellows in the Economics Department of Princeton University, supported by the Industrial Relations Section. The views expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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