Admission Categories and Differences in Annual Earnings and Job Quality of New Permanent Resident Immigrants
Tseng, Wei-Ting Anne
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This study uses longitudinal data from The New Immigrant Survey to examine the role of immigration admission categories in stratifying new immigrants in the U.S. labor market. More specifically, I explore differences in employment outcomes among family reunification immigrants, employment-based immigrants, diversity program immigrants, refugees, and legalized immigrants who are currently employed. To this end, the following research questions motivate this study: 1) Do point of entry categorizations, as defined by broad admission class or visa categories, influence the annual earnings of new immigrants to the United States?; 2) Are there quantitative differences in the quality of jobs between different categories of immigrants?; and 3) How are these categorizations consequential for stratification processes?
- Sociology