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dc.contributor.authorAmuedo-Dorantes, Catalinaen_US
dc.contributor.authorBansak, Cynthiaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-07-28en_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-11-23T11:31:53Z-
dc.date.available2011-11-23T11:31:53Z-
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.identifier.piurn:nbn:de:101:1-201104133981en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/51640-
dc.description.abstractThis paper tests whether amnesty, a provision of the 1986 Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA), affected the labor market outcomes of the legalized population. Using the Legalized Population Survey (LPS) and the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth (NLSY79) from 1987-1992, a quasi-experimental framework is developed to assess the differential impact of amnesty on the legalized population relative to a comparison group. After the implementation of the amnesty program, employment fell and unemployment rose for newly legalized men relative to the comparison group of already legal U.S. residents. For women, employment also fell and transitions out of the workforce increased among the newly legalized population. Increasing returns to skill, as captured by English proficiency, only played an important role in explaining the employment of newly legalized women. Finally, newly legalized men and women enjoyed higher wage growth rates than their working native counterparts, perhaps owing to their comparatively growing returns to U.S. educational attainment over this period.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesDiscussion paper series // Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit 5576en_US
dc.subject.jelJ6en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordamnestyen_US
dc.subject.keywordlegalizationen_US
dc.subject.keywordlabor marketen_US
dc.subject.keywordLegalized Population Surveyen_US
dc.subject.stwIllegale Einwanderungen_US
dc.subject.stwStraffreiheiten_US
dc.subject.stwMigrantenen_US
dc.subject.stwBeschäftigungseffekten_US
dc.subject.stwArbeitslosigkeiten_US
dc.subject.stwLohnen_US
dc.subject.stwVergleichen_US
dc.subject.stwBevölkerungen_US
dc.subject.stwUSAen_US
dc.titleThe impact of amnesty on labor market outcomes: A panel study using the legalized population surveyen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn665020945en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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