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dc.contributor.author Li, Kathryn Haiying
dc.date.accessioned 2011-04-18T13:06:49Z
dc.date.available 2011-04-18T13:06:49Z
dc.date.issued 2011-04-18
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10161/3544
dc.description Honors thesis en_US
dc.description.abstract I analyze the characteristics of Puerto Rican migrants and non-migrants to make two contributions to existing literature: (1) The empirical analysis demonstrates that contrary to previous studies done on only working men, the 1990 data inclusive of women and non-working individuals actually support a positive self-selection in which highly skilled Puerto Ricans migrate to the U.S. The 2000 results, however, do provide strong support for negative self-selection in which the less skilled migrate. (2) The predicted, counterfactual wages for migrant and non-migrant counterparts reveal that wage differentials are not the only consideration in their decision to migrate. en_US
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dc.subject Self-selection, Roy Model, Migrant, Puerto Rico en_US
dc.title Welcome to the United States: Self-selection of Puerto Rican Migrants en_US
dc.department Economics en_US

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