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The Impact of Social Networks on Labour Market Outcomes: New Evidence from Cape Breton

Adnan Q. Khan, Steven F. Lehrer

NBER Working Paper No. 18786
Issued in February 2013

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We wish to thank Charlie Beach, Doug Tattrie and seminar participants at the Income, Inequality and Immigration: A JDI Conference Honouring Charles M. Beach for helpful comments and suggestions on earlier drafts. This paper was motivated by several of Beach's recent papers including Abbott and Beach (2008, 2011) that postulated that the development of labour market connections by new immigrants may be an underlying factor in the immigrants' increasing earnings profile since landing. Lehrer wishes to thank SSHRC for research support. We are also extremely gratefully to members of SRDC for answering numerous questions about the data used in this study. The usual caveat applies. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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