TABLE 5.10 Occupational Earnings Among Immigrants Aged 21-65 Years at Admission to Permanent Residence, by Visa Class and Fiscal Year of Admission, Fiscal Year 1977, 1982, and 1994 Cohorts

 

Men

Women

Visa Class

Occupational Earnings for 1977 cohort

% Change in Occ. Earnings, 1977 to 1982 cohorts

% Change in Occ. Earnings, 1977 to 1994 cohorts

Occupational Earnings for 1977 cohort

% Change in Occ. Earnings, 1977 to 1982 cohorts

% Change in Occ. Earnings, 1977 to 1994 cohorts

Spouse of U.S. citizen

$19,314

-2.0

-2.9

$18,859

0.1

0.6

Parent of (adult) U.S. citizen

19,783

1.4

-3.4

17,078

7.8

2.9

Employment principal

33,126

-21.7

-19.9

25,278

-25.5

-15.2

Spouse of employment principal

24,570

-6.4

-8.3

26,304

-14.8

-11.3

Sibling principal

20,818

0.5

-4.2

18,794

0.2

0.0

Spouse of sibling principal

20,709

4.6

-1.9

19,543

-0.5

-1.6

Refugee/asylee principal

18,478

-3.5

-8.6

17,091

2.4

-3.1

Spouse of refugee/asylee principal

17,708

-0.6

0.4

16,605

5.1

0.4

All immigrants

 

-3.7

-5.1

 

-0.6

-0.5

Note: Percentage changes are based on differences in the logarithm of occupational earnings, which are then converted to percent changes using 100(exp(d)-1), where d = difference in logs.

Source: Immigration and Naturalization Service Public Use Files.



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