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New Paper by Catron On Social Distance and Economic Returns to Naturalization

Posted: 1/20/2023 (CSDE Research)

CSDE Affiliate Peter Catron recent in Social Problems entitled, “The Alien Citizen: Social Distance and the Economic Returns to Naturalization in the Southwest” argues that social distance from the native-born is an important factor that influences who does and does not benefit from citizenship acquisition. Catron creates a new continuous measure of social distance for immigrants during the age of mass migration and shows a relationship between social distance and economic returns to citizenship.

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