Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/26454
Authors: 
Kemnitz, Alexander
Year of Publication: 
2008
Series/Report no.: 
CESifo working paper 2409
Abstract: 
This paper explores the effects of high skilled immigration to a host country with unionized low skilled labor and an unemployment insurance scheme. We show that such immigration can create a negative immigration surplus due to adverse effects on low skilled employment, provided that fiscal redistribution is not too intense and the elasticity between high and low skilled labor is high as empirical evidence suggests.
Subjects: 
Immigration
trade union
unemployment
welfare state
elasticity of substitution
JEL: 
F22
J5
H53
J61
J65
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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