Age at Immigration and the Incomes of Older Immigrants, 1994-2010

June 2014
With Kevin O'Neil; Journals of Gerontology, Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences, Volume 70, Issue 2, pages 291-302

Seniors comprise a growing proportion of new U.S. immigrants. We investigate whether late-age immigrants are disadvantaged in older age relative to those arriving earlier in life, based on income, reliance on public benefits, and access to public medical insurance. We test whether the 1996 welfare reform law altered the relationships between age at immigration and these outcomes.