Workshop December 8, 2023

Immigration and Intergenerational Mobility

The Research Group on Human Capital will hold its seventh workshop on Friday, December 8, 2023, at the University of Quebec in Montreal. Seven academic researchers from the fields of Economics, Sociology and Computer Science will present recent work. The presentations primarily feature empirical research using microeconometric models, with a particular emphasis on questions of identification of causal effects. The workshop is intended to promote discussion and exchanges on the theme of intergenerational mobility and its association with immigration. The workshop is 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.

The workshop will take place at the University of Quebec in Montreal, building Président-Kennedy, 201 Président-Kennedy Avenue (Place-des-Arts metro station), room PK-1140, from 9:00 AM to 4:45 PM.

Registration (including lunch) is free but mandatory.


8:30 AM to 9:00 AM – Registration, coffee and pastries served

9:00 AM to 9:15 AM – Opening remarks: Andrei Munteanu and Marie Connolly, ESG UQAM

9:15 AM to 10:00 AM – Marie Connolly, ESG UQAM: Age at Immigration and the Intergenerational Income Mobility of the 1.5 Generation (with Catherine Haeck and Anne Mei Le Bourdais-Coffey)

10:00 AM to 10:45 PM – Angela Zheng, McMaster University: Intergenerational Mobility of Immigrants by Refugee Status: An Analysis of Linked Landing Files and Tax Records (with Wifag Adnan and Jonathan Zhang)

10:45 AM to 11:15 AM – Coffee break

11:15 AM to 12:00 PM – Leah Boustan, Princeton University: Enclaves and Assimilation in the Age of Mass Migration: Evidence from Ethnic Catholic Churches (with Ran Abramitzky and Osea Giuntella)

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM – Lunch

1:00 PM to 1:45 PM – Luiza Antonie, University of Guelph: Linked Data from Historical Canadian Census Records: Methodology and Applications (with Kris Inwood)

1:45 PM to 2:30 PM – Munir Squires, University of British Columbia: Family Ties and Migration: Evidence from Historical U.S. Census Data (with Arkadev Ghosh and Sam Hwang)

2:30 PM to 3:00 PM – Coffee break

3:00 PM to 3:45 PM – Benoit Dostie, HEC Montréal: Immigrant Self-Employment (with David Card, Daniel Parent, and Jiang Li)

3:45 PM to 4:30 PM – Irene Bloemraad, University of California, Berkeley: (How) Does Legal Status Affect Immigrant Integration? Considering Mechanisms and Public Attitudes

4:30 PM to 4:45 PM – General discussion and closing remarks: Philip Merrigan, ESG UQAM

4:45 PM to 6:00 PM – Reception on the premises

6:30 PM – Conference dinner (by invitation only)

The organizers, Marie Connolly and Andrei Munteanu, wish to thank the FRQSC, ESG UQAM, CIRANO, and the Quebec Interuniversity Centre for Social Statistics (QICSS) for their support.

Workshop participants are encouraged to stay at the hotel Delta Montreal, 475 Président-Kennedy Avenue.