Santiago Perez's Publication "Income Mobility in the Families of Immigrants and US Natives" Recently Featured in NBER Digest

Analyzing waves of immigrants to the United States between 1880 and 2015, Ran AbramitzkyLeah Platt BoustanElisa Jácome, and Santiago Pérez find that sons of first-generation immigrants have greater upward income mobility rates than sons of US-born parents. This mobility gap is observed throughout more than 100 years of data and does not vary significantly over time, despite extreme changes in the immigrants' countries of origin and in US immigration policies.

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