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Title:Labor Market Interactions Between Legal and Illegal Immigrants PDF Logo
Authors:Epstein, Gil S.
Issue Date:2000
Series/Report no.:IZA Discussion paper series 204
Abstract:This paper looks at the situation of legal immigrants who employ illegal immigrants to provide them with various services. This enables the legal immigrants to allocate more time to other work, thereby increasing their earnings. Illegal immigrants employed by legal immigrants may specialize in certain professions and may themselves employ other illegal immigrants. An economy is evolving whose sole purpose is the provision of services by illegal immigrants for legal immigrants.
Subjects:Illegal migration
legal migration
guest workers
JEL:K42
P16
F22
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:IZA Discussion Papers, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit (IZA)

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