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THE IMMIGRANTS: Counterfactual Density Estimates 2

THE IMMIGRANTS: Counterfactual Density Estimates 2

In addition, the data in the 1970 Census, particularly on the operational definition of Hispanic, is more comparable with the 1980 and 1990 Census than is the 1960 Census. For these reasons, we will...

THE IMMIGRANTS: Counterfactual Density Estimates

Summary A powerful visual impression one receives from the densities in Figures 2a.-3b is that over time, men’s and women’s distributions changed in very different ways, in part because of the...

THE IMMIGRANTS: Native Wages Distributions 3

Simple Density Estimates: Recent Immigrants and Natives We have thus far restricted our attention to a comparison between all immigrants and natives. In this subsection we consider the difference...

THE IMMIGRANTS: Native Wages Distributions 2

THE IMMIGRANTS: Native Wages Distributions 2

Simple Density Estimates: All Immigrants and Natives Figure 1 presents density estimates for the w^age distributions of native-born men and women from 1960 through 1990. All wrage observations have...

THE IMMIGRANTS: Native Wages Distributions

THE IMMIGRANTS: Native Wages Distributions

General Considerations Until this point, our focus has been on simple summaries of the data. Such approaches have many advantages, not least of which is a considerable amount of “data reduction”:...

THE IMMIGRANTS: Summary Statistics 5

Tables la and lb also show the average hourly wages for recent immigrants in each year. Recent immigrants are an interesting group to study, since they are likely to be less heterogeneous than...

THE IMMIGRANTS: Summary Statistics 4

THE IMMIGRANTS: Summary Statistics 4

We present a concise summary of the changes in the observable skills of immigrants in tables 2a and 2b. Here we grouped immigrants into quintiles based on predicted log hourly wage distribution for...