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Unemployment Incidence of Immigrant Men in Canada


McDonald, JT and Worswick, C, Unemployment Incidence of Immigrant Men in Canada, Canadian Public Policy/Analyse de Politiques, 23, (4) pp. 353-373. ISSN 0317-0861 (1997) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.2307/3552069


The unemployment incidence of immigrant and non-immigrant men in Canada is compared using 11 crosssectional surveys spanning the years from 1982 to 1993. Recent immigrants are found to have higher unemployment probabilities than nonimmigrants with the difference being larger in recession years. Subsequently, measures of unemployment assimilation of immigrants are found to be sensitive to the macroeconomic conditions of the survey years. The main implication of the results for policy is that recent immigrants would benefit most from labour market programs that facilitate the transition of unemployed immigrants back to employment during recessions.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Economics
Research Group:Applied economics
Research Field:Labour economics
Objective Division:Economic Framework
Objective Group:Microeconomics
Objective Field:Microeconomics not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:McDonald, JT (Mr Ted McDonald)
ID Code:11377
Year Published:1997
Web of Science® Times Cited:23
Deposited By:Economics and Finance
Deposited On:1997-08-01
Last Modified:2011-08-12

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