The Recent Economic Performance of Ukrainian Immigrants in Canada and the U.S.
Sergiy Pivnenko, Don J. DeVoretz
This paper explores the relative success of ethnic and immigrant Ukrainians in Canada and
in the United States. We found evidence for both a sheepskin and citizenship effects, which
partially explains the strong economic performance of Ukrainian immigrants in Canada.
Ukrainian immigrants to the U.S. are overachievers relative to all groups, which sheds light
on Borjas thesis that self-selection and not immigration policy sorts immigrants between
Canada and the U.S.
Text: See Discussion Paper No. 913