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Title:Liability-of-foreignness effects on job success of immigrant job seekers PDF Logo
Authors:Fang, Tony
Samnani, Al-Karim
Novicevic, Milorad M.
Bing, Mark N.
Issue Date:2012
Series/Report no.:Discussion Paper series, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit 6742
Abstract:We examined the liability-of-foreignness (LOF) hypothesis for immigrant and native job seekers by analyzing a national dataset that tracks their use of job-search methods and their associated job outcomes in the Canadian labor market. To our knowledge this is the first empirical test of LOF at the individual-level while controlling for variables at multiple levels. We found support for LOF when job applicants used the rich media job-search methods of social networks and recruitment agencies, but not when they used the lean media of newspaper ads and the internet. Study limitations, implications, and future research are discussed.
Subjects:liability-of-foreignness
immigration policy
levels of analysis
job success
labor market
JEL:J15
J71
J78
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:IZA Discussion Papers, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit (IZA)

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