Children of Immigrants Better Off in North America

According to a new comparison by the OECD, “entrenched disadvantage is less common among the children of immigrants in North America” than in Austria, France, Germany, and the Netherlands.

“Children of immigrant parents in North America have labour earnings that are either indistinguishable (U.S.) or higher (Canada) than those of the children of natives,” according to “Catching Up? Country Studies on Intergenerational Mobility and Children of Immigrants.”

The report found that daughters of immigrants outperform sons in all of the countries studies except the U.S. and Austria, and that children of immigrant parents “tend to fare better than their parents” in all six countries.

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