Cuban immigrants in the United Stateswhat determines their earnings distribution?

  1. Cobas-Valdés, Aleida 1
  2. Fernández-Sainz, Ana 2
  3. Wilkinson, Stephen
  1. 1 Universidad del País Vasco/Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea

    Universidad del País Vasco/Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea

    Lejona, España


  2. 2 University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU
Semestre económico

ISSN: 0120-6346

Year of publication: 2016

Volume: 19

Issue: 41

Pages: 19-36

Type: Article

DOI: 10.22395/SEEC.V19N41A1 DIALNET GOOGLE SCHOLAR lock_openDialnet editor

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In this paper the conditional earnings distribution of Cuban immigrants in the U.S. using OLS and Quantile Regression is analyzed. The data used in the study come from the 2011 American Community Survey (ACS) in the U.S. provided by IPUMS (2011). The results show that increments in earnings associated with different socioeconomic characteristics such as: sex, marital status, ethnicity, proficiency in English and education vary across the earnings distribution.

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