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Family Unification, Siblings, and Skills

Document date: September 01, 1995
Released online: September 01, 1995
Using Immigration and Naturalization Service data on admissions criteria matched to 1990 census data, this study examines the effect of family admissions on immigrant education, self-employment, and earnings. Also studied is the effect of one of the family-based admissions categories recommended for elimination—the preference category that admits siblings of U.S. citizens. The report adds to basic knowledge about the complex interactions of admission categories, human capital investment, and earnings growth.


Topics/Tags: | Children and Youth | Families and Parenting


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