Value of a Green Card: Determinants of Immigrant Wage Increases Following Adjustment to U.S. Permanent Residence Status
In this paper, I estimate the magnitudes of wage gain to immigrants following adjustment to U.S. permanent residence status. With data from the New Immigrant Survey Pilot (1996), I find that possessing a green card removes job market frictions that limited labor mobility, access and employer trust. More importantly, results show that there is wild variation in wage increase among recent green card holders. Employer-sponsored green card holders with high education level, English skill, pre-immigration experience, developed country origin, and white-collar, high skill job enjoy greater wage increases following adjustment to U.S. permanent residence status.
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