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Title:Immigration, unemployment and growth in the host country: Bootstrap panel Granger causality analysis on OECD countries PDF Logo
Authors:Boubtane, Ekrame
Coulibaly, Dramane
Rault, Christophe
Issue Date:2011
Series/Report no.:Discussion paper series // Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit 5853
Abstract:This paper examines the causality relationship between immigration, unemployment and economic growth of the host country. We employ the bootstrap panel Granger causality testing approach of Kónya (2006) that allows to test for causality on each individual country separably by accounting for dependence across countries. Using annual data over the period 1980-2005 for 22 OECD countries, we find that, only in Portugal, unemployment negatively causes immigration, while in any country, immigration does not cause unemployment. We also find that, in France, Iceland, Norway and United Kingdom, growth positively causes immigration, while in any country, immigration does not cause growth.
Subjects:immigration
growth
unemployment
Granger causality
JEL:E20
F22
J61
Persistent Identifier of the first edition:urn:nbn:de:101:1-201107283796
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:IZA Discussion Papers, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit (IZA)

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