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Why Do Skilled Immigrants Struggle in the Labor Market? A Field Experiment with Six Thousand Resumes

Philip Oreopoulos

NBER Working Paper No. 15036
Issued in June 2009

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This research was carried out with support from Metropolis British Columbia. It could not have been completed without the awesome research assistance from Amit Dhand, Wei Gong, Adam Kowalczewski, Chris-Ann Monteiro, Monica Pu, and Ayaz Warraich. I also thank Joana Lahey for providing her program to randomize resume characteristics, and Rishi Aurora for computing service support. I am grateful to Marianne Bertrand Tarek Hussain, Dan-olof Rooth, Katherine Laird, and Joanna Lahey for detailed suggestions, and to seminar participants at the ‘Comings and Goings’ conference at the Ottawa Research Data Center, the 2008 Symposium on Findings from Small Scale Experiments in Ottawa, Simon Fraser University, and the University of British Columbia. 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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