publication . Other literature type . Doctoral thesis . 2017

How Immigrants Invent: Evidence from Sweden

Zheng, Yannu;
  • Published: 01 Jan 2017
  • Publisher: Unpublished
  • Country: Sweden
Abstract
This thesis investigates the inventive performance of immigrants in Sweden based on a special database which links inventors to the general population of the country from 1985 to 2007. It shows that the inventive performance of immigrants is influenced by immigrants’ age at migration, region of origin, educational level, match between education and occupation and migration policy. In general, first-generation immigrants are less likely to patent than native Swedes. The exception is the group working in the high-tech knowledge-intensive service (KIS) sector, where first-generation immigrants are more likely to patent than natives. This is mainly because in this s...
Subjects
free text keywords: Economic History, Social Sciences Interdisciplinary, First-generation immigrants, Migration policy, Occupation, Education, Region of origin, Age, Sector, Selection, Human capital, Adults, Children, Patent, Inventors, Second-generation immigrants
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publication . Other literature type . Doctoral thesis . 2017

How Immigrants Invent: Evidence from Sweden

Zheng, Yannu;