Ana Ferrer
Research Fellow

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Ana Ferrer graduated from Boston University in 1999 and is currently a full professor at the University of Waterloo.

Her research developed in Canada and focuses on labour markets, with an emphasis on immigration and family outcomes. Her work on immigration includes research on different aspects of the labour market premium attached to immigrant credentials and other skills brought by immigrants to Canada. Her work on family economics regards the impact of housing on child development and the incidence of family friendly benefits. At the intersection of both fields she has investigated the fertility of Canadian immigrants and its consequences for the integration of immigrant women in society. Her current research is concerned with the effects of linguistic fluency on immigrant economic outcomes. This work has been published in journals such as the American Economic Review, Population Studies, Labour Economics, International Migration Review, the Journal of Human Resources the Industrial and Labor Relations Review, Canadian Journal of Economics and Canadian Public Policy.

She is the Director of the Canadian Labour Economics Forum (CLEF) and Assistant Treasurer of the Canadian Economic Association, member of the Children Migration Network at Princeton University. She is also an external Research Fellow at the Centre for Research and Analysis of Migration (CReAM) at the University College of London.

Ana joined IZA as a Research Fellow in July 2017.

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IZA World of Labor article: Are married immigrant women secondary workers?
IZA Discussion Papers:
No. Author(s)
9499  Alicia Adsera
Ana Ferrer
The Effect of Linguistic Proximity on the Occupational Assimilation of Immigrant Men in Canada
8925  Mehtap Akgc
Ana Ferrer
Educational Attainment and Labor Market Performance: An Analysis of Immigrants in France
8682  Ana Ferrer
Garnett Picot
W. Craig Riddell
New Directions in Immigration Policy: Canada's Evolving Approach to the Selection of Economic Immigrants
8407  Alicia Adsera
Ana Ferrer
Labour Market Progression of Canadian Immigrant Women
(forthcoming in: Labour Economics)
7982  Alicia Adsera
Ana Ferrer
Immigrants and Demography: Marriage, Divorce, and Fertility
(published in: Barry R. Chiswick and Paul W. Miller (eds.), Handbook on the Economics of International Immigration, 1A, Elsevier, 2015)
7289  Alicia Adsera
Ana Ferrer
The Fertility of Recent Immigrants to Canada
(revised version forthcoming as 'The Fertility of Married Immigrant Women to Canada' in: International Migration Review [Online First])
5577  Ana Ferrer
W. Craig Riddell
Unemployment Insurance Savings Accounts in Latin America: Overview and Assessment
5552  Alicia Adsera
Ana Ferrer
Age at Migration, Language and Fertility Patterns among Migrants to Canada
(published as 'Factors Influencing the Fertility Choices of Child Immigrants in Canada' in: Population Studies: A Journal of Demography, 2014, 68(1), 65-79)