Report | Immigration

The effects of citizenship on family income and poverty

Brief Paper #256

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This paper finds that immigrant workers who are U.S. citizens enjoy higher wages and lower levels of poverty than non-citizens, and that this benefit remains even after controlling for other factors.


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