Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/58861
Authors: 
Alcobendas, Miguel Angel
Rodríguez-Planas, Núria
Vegas, Raquel
Year of Publication: 
2012
Series/Report no.: 
Discussion Paper series, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit 6543
Abstract: 
While much of the literature on immigrants' assimilation has focused on countries with a large tradition of receiving immigrants and with flexible labor markets, very little is known on how immigrants adjust to other types of host economies. With its severe dual labor market, and an unprecedented immigration boom, Spain presents a quite unique experience to analyze immigrations' assimilation process. Using alternative datasets and methodologies, this paper provides evidence of a differential assimilation pattern for low- versus high-skilled immigrants in Spain: our key finding is that having a high-school degree does not give immigrants an advantage in terms occupational or wage assimilation (relative to their native counterparts).
Subjects: 
wage assimilation
occupational assimilation
education
JEL: 
J15
J24
J61
J62
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Document Type: 
Working Paper

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