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Immigrants who naturalize outearn their peers

19:00 EST 3 Dec 2019 | AAAS

(Stanford University - Immigration Policy Lab ) Looking at municipalities in Switzerland where citizenship applications were put to a popular vote, researchers identified immigrants who narrowly won or lost and tracked their earnings over the next several decades. After the vote, the winners began earning more, and the gap between the two groups widened over time. The earnings boost was about 5,637 CHF per year, on average, and was almost double among immigrants most likely to face discrimination in the job market.

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