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How do Immigrants Fare in Retirement?
Purvi Sevak and Lucie Schmidt
WP 2007-169

  • Existing literature suggests that immigrants receive lower wages than U.S.-born workers with similar characteristics. This may put them at a disadvantage at retirement.
  • Although immigrant families may be financially better-off in the U.S. than in their native countries, they do enter retirement at a significant financial disadvantage relative to native born households with similar characteristics.