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dc.contributor.authorKahanec, Martinen_US
dc.date.accessioned2006-06-20en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-07T09:08:08Z-
dc.date.available2010-07-07T09:08:08Z-
dc.date.issued2006en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/33208-
dc.description.abstractThis paper investigates the substitutability of labor of selected ethnic groups in the US labor market. In the generalized Leontief framework, the analysis of US census-based data reveals that labor of non-White ethnic groups is complementary to that of White ethnic group. This finding supports the view that the negative relationship between the relative earnings of an ethnic group and its relative size is a labor market phenomenon. Moreover, it implies that ethnic diversity of labor force has positive effects on aggregate output. While the estimated elasticities of complementarity are relatively small, they are shown to generate significant effects, given the very uneven distribution of ethnic groups across local labor markets, as resulting from long-run migration patterns.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIZA Discussion Papers 1945en_US
dc.subject.jelJ15en_US
dc.subject.jelJ24en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordsubstitutabilityen_US
dc.subject.keywordelasticity of substitutionen_US
dc.subject.keywordethnic groupen_US
dc.subject.keywordlabor marketen_US
dc.titleThe substitutability of labor of selected ethnic groups in the US labor marketen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn507466217en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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