Interesting article in the Globe and Mail. Research shows a clear advantage enjoyed by the daughters of immigrants - who earn more than females born to Canadian born parents, and more than males born to immigrant parents.
The study, using data collected in the Survey of Labour and Income Dynamics, followed 17- to 29-year-olds in the work force during two overlapping six-year periods between 1996 and 2004.
Researchers compared the earnings of young men and women born to immigrant parents in Canada between 1967 and 1982 with the incomes of sons and daughters of Canadian-born parents.
Taking education levels into account, Dr. Palameta found that young women with two immigrant parents earned wages about 15 per cent higher than did young women with Canadian-born parents.
This held true whether or not the women with immigrant parents were members of visible minorities, he said.
But their male siblings don't seem to be faring as well. Young visible-minority men earned roughly 38 per cent less when compared to men with Canadian-born parents.