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Gender, comparative advantage and labour market activity in immigrant families

1 Jun 2001
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The family investment hypothesis predicts that credit constrained immigrant families adopt a household strategy for financing post-migration human capital investment in which the partner with labour market comparative advantages engages in investment activities and the other partner engages in labour market activities which finance current consumption. In this paper Deborah Cobb-Clark and Tom Crossley investigate this hypothesis, with varying results.

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