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External Activity: GRCH Workshop

Immigration and Intergenerational Mobility

Université du Québec à Montréal, pavillon Président-Kennedy

Friday 8 Dec 2023
From 9AM To 4:45PM

The Research Group on Human Capital held its seventh workshop on Friday, December 8, 2023, at the University of Quebec in Montreal. The workshop was organized by Marie Connolly, Full professors at ESG UQAM, researcher and CIRANO Fellow as well as Andrei Munteanu, professor at ESG UQAM.

Academic researchers from the fields of Economics, Sociology and Computer Science presented their recent work. The presentations primarily featured empirical research using microeconometric models, with a particular emphasis on questions of identification of causal effects. The workshop was intended to promote discussion and exchanges on the theme of intergenerational mobility and its association with immigration. The workshop was open not only to academics (professors, researchers, graduate students), but also to administrators and policymakers as well as to officials from governmental institutions with an interest in the topic.

Antonie, Luiza
Associate Professor, University of Guelph
Bloemraad, Irene
Director of Graduate Studies in Sociology, Director of the Berkeley Interdisciplinary Migration Initiative and Professor, University of California, Berkeley
Boustan, Leah
Professor, Princeton University
Connolly, Marie
CIRANO Researcher and Fellow
Full Professor, Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM)
Ph.D., Economics, Princeton University
Dostie, Benoit
CIRANO Researcher and Fellow
Full Professor, HEC Montréal
Ph.D., Economics, Cornell University
Merrigan, Philip
CIRANO Researcher and Fellow
Professor, Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM)
Ph.D., Economics, Université de Montréal
Munteanu, Andrei
Assistant Professor, Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM)
Squires, Munir
Professor, University of British Columbia
Zheng, Angela
Professor, McMaster University


8:30 - 9:00
Registration, coffee and pastries served
9:00 - 9:15
Opening remarks
Andrei Munteanu, Marie Connolly
9:15 - 10:00
Age at Immigration and the Intergenerational Income Mobility of the 1.5 Generation
10:00 - 10:45
Intergenerational Mobility of Immigrants by Refugee Status: An Analysis of Linked Landing Files and Tax Records
Angela Zheng
10:45 - 11:15
Coffee break
11:15 - 12:00
Enclaves and Assimilation in the Age of Mass Migration: Evidence from Ethnic Catholic Churches
Leah Boustan
12:00 - 13:00
13:00 - 13:45
Linked Data from Historical Canadian Census Records: Methodology and Applications
Luiza Antonie
13:45 - 14:30
Family Ties and Migration: Evidence from Historical U.S. Census Data
Munir Squires
14:30 - 15:00
Coffee break
15:00 - 15:45
Immigrant Self-Employment
15:45 - 16:30
(How) Does Legal Status Affect Immigrant Integration? Considering Mechanisms and Public Attitudes
Irene Bloemraad
16:30 - 16:45
General discussion and closing remarks
16:45 - 18:00
Reception on the premises
18:00 - 0:00
Conference dinner (by invitation only)


201 Av. du Président-Kennedy, Montréal, QC H2X 3Y7, Canada