Migrants from a Different Shore- Economic Assimilation of Immigrants from China in the United States发布日期：2019-09-12 21:08:13
主 题：Migrants from a Different Shore: Economic Assimilation of Immigrants from China in the United States
主讲人：Carl Lin，北京师范大学经济与工商管理学院助理教授。Carl Lin于2011年获得美国罗格斯大学经济学博士学位，曾供职于德 国劳动研究所IZA，其研究方向包括移民政策, 最低工资, 事件研究，其成果发表在包括 Handbook of Quantitative Finance and Risk Management等学术刊物和IZA/CEPR European Summer Symposium in Labour Economics等会议上。
摘 要：Since China began its reform and opening-up policy in 1978, migration from China to the U.S. has grown significantly. Using 1990, 2000 censuses and a 2010 survey, I examine how immigrants from China fare in the U.S. labor market. Since 1990, relative wages of immigrants from China have been escalating in contrast to other immigrants. I show these widening gaps are largely explained by individual’s endowments, mostly education. Not only the country’s immigrants had economically overtaken other immigrants in 2000, but its new cohorts outperformed the old ones since 1980. The evidence of soaring U.S.-earned degrees by immigrants from China can account for this relatively successful economic assimilation. In the meantime, economic outcomes of immigrants from LAC (Latin America and the Caribbean) have been worsening and the deterioration is substantially attributable to the sluggish rise in the educational attainment. The diverse experiences of immigrants from China and LAC show that education plays the major role in the process of economic assimilations in the U.S.
China Center for Human Capital and Labor Market Research
Central University of Finance and Economics