University of Waterloo, Canada, and IZA, Germany
IZA World of Labor role
Author, Subject Editor
Associate Professor, University of Waterloo, Canada
Education, labor markets, immigration, economics of the family
Associate Professor, University of Calgary, Canada (2009–2013)
PhD, Economics, Boston University, USA
“Immigrants and demography: Marriage, divorce, and fertility.” In: Chiswick, B. R., and P. W. Miller (eds). Handbook of the Economics of International Migration, 1A: The Immigrants. Amsterdam, Netherlands: North Holland, 2014 (with A. Adsera).
“The myth of immigrant women as secondary workers: Evidence from Canada.” American Economic Review 104:5 (2014): 360–364 (with A. Adsera).
“Factors influencing the fertility choices of child immigrants in Canada.” Population Studies 68:1 (2014): 65–79 (with A. Adsera).
“The puzzling effect of delaying schooling on Canadian wages.” Canadian Public Policy 40:3 (2014) (with A. Menendez).
“Fertility patterns of child migrants: Age at migration and ancestry in comparative perspective.” The Annals of the American Academic of Political Science 643:1 (2012): 160–189 (with A. Adsera, W. Sigle-Rushton, and B. Wilson).
Patterns of labor market assimilation for married immigrant women are similar to those for menAna Ferrer, January 2015What is the role of married women in immigrant households? Their contribution to the labor market has traditionally been considered of secondary importance and studied in the framework of temporary attachment to the labor force to support the household around the time of arrival. But this role has changed. Evidence from major immigrant-receiving countries suggests that married immigrant women make labor supply decisions similar to those recently observed for native-born married women, who are guided by their own opportunities in the labor market rather than by their spouses’ employment trajectories.MoreLess