Ana Ferrer
Subject Editor, Migration and ethnicity

University of Waterloo, Canada, and IZA, Germany

IZA World of Labor role

Author, Subject Editor

Current position

Associate Professor, University of Waterloo, Canada

Research interest

Education, labor markets, immigration, economics of the family

Past positions

Associate Professor, University of Calgary, Canada (2009–2013)


PhD, Economics, Boston University, USA

Selected publications

  • “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).