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dc.contributor.authorBrown, J. Daviden_US
dc.contributor.authorHotchkiss, Julie L.en_US
dc.contributor.authorQuispe-Agnoli, Myriamen_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-01-22en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-07T11:51:05Z-
dc.date.available2010-07-07T11:51:05Z-
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.identifier.piurn:nbn:de:101:1-2009020963en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/35372-
dc.description.abstractDo firms employing undocumented workers have a competitive advantage? Using administrative data from the state of Georgia, this paper investigates the incidence of undocumented worker employment across firms and how it affects firm survival. Firms are found to engage in herding behavior, being more likely to employ undocumented workers if competitors do. Rivals' undocumented employment harms firms' ability to survive, while firms' own undocumented employment strongly enhances their survival prospects. This suggests that firms enjoy cost savings from employing lower-paid undocumented workers at wages less than their marginal revenue product. The herding behavior and competitive effects are found to be much weaker in geographically broad product markets, where firms have the option to shift labor-intensive production out of state or abroad.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIZA discussion papers 3936en_US
dc.subject.jelL1en_US
dc.subject.jelJ23en_US
dc.subject.jelJ61en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordUndocumented workersen_US
dc.subject.keywordfirm dynamicsen_US
dc.subject.keywordmonopsonyen_US
dc.subject.keywordimmigration policyen_US
dc.subject.stwSchwarzarbeiten_US
dc.subject.stwInternationale Arbeitsmobilitäten_US
dc.subject.stwIllegale Einwanderungen_US
dc.subject.stwWettbewerbsvorteilen_US
dc.subject.stwWettbewerbsstrategieen_US
dc.subject.stwHerdenverhaltenen_US
dc.subject.stwTheorieen_US
dc.subject.stwSchätzungen_US
dc.titleUndocumented worker employment and firm survivalen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn589812459en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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