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dc.contributor.authorKugler, Adriana D.en_US
dc.contributor.authorYuksel, Mutluen_US
dc.date.accessioned2008-09-25en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-07T11:30:40Z-
dc.date.available2010-07-07T11:30:40Z-
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.identifier.piurn:nbn:de:101:1-2008091707en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/34919-
dc.description.abstractIn the 1980s the composition of immigrants to the U.S. shifted towards less-skilled workers. Around this time, real wages and employment of younger and less-educated U.S. workers fell. Some blame recent immigration shifts for the misfortunes of unskilled workers in the U.S. OLS estimates using Census data show instead that native wages are positively related to the recent influx of Latin Americans. However, these estimates are biased if demand shocks are positively related to immigration. An IV strategy, which deals with the endogeneity of immigration by exploiting a large influx of Central American immigrants towards U.S. Southern ports of entry after Hurricane Mitch, also generates positive wage effects but only for more educated native men. Yet, ignoring the flows of native and earlier immigrants in response to this exogeneous immigration is likely to generate upward biases in these estimates too. Native wage effects disappear and less-skilled employment of previous Latin American immigrants falls when controlling for out-migration. This highlights the importance of controlling for out-migration not only of natives but also of previous immigrants in regional studies of immigration.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIZA Discussion Papers 3670en_US
dc.subject.jelJ11en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordImmigrationen_US
dc.subject.keywordimperfect substitutionen_US
dc.subject.keyworddisemployment effectsen_US
dc.subject.keywordnatural experimentsen_US
dc.subject.keywordoutmigrationen_US
dc.subject.stwInternationale Wanderungen_US
dc.subject.stwEinwanderungsrechten_US
dc.subject.stwAusländische Arbeitskräfteen_US
dc.subject.stwQualifikationen_US
dc.subject.stwLohnniveauen_US
dc.subject.stwNaturkatastropheen_US
dc.subject.stwAuswanderungen_US
dc.subject.stwUSAen_US
dc.titleEffects of low-skilled immigration on U.S. natives: evidence from Hurricane Mitchen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn578523221en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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