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dc.contributor.authorBarth, Erlingen_US
dc.contributor.authorBratsberg, Bernten_US
dc.contributor.authorRaaum, Oddbjørnen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-20T13:17:31Z-
dc.date.available2012-09-20T13:17:31Z-
dc.date.issued2002en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/63185-
dc.description.abstractLabour market outcomes of immigrants and natives are affected differently by macroeconomic conditions. In particular, we show that earnings of immigrants in Norway from outside the OECD area are more sensitive to local labour market conditions than are earnings of natives. Failure to account for such differences may bias estimates when periods of rising or declining unemployment are important to identify assimilation effects on immigrant earnings. We show that this is the case for Norway: An observed drop in relative earnings of non-OECD immigrants after about 10 years in the host country disappears when we account for differential business cycle effects on immigrant and native earnings. The empirical evidence also reveals that local labour market conditions impact the rate of the earnings assimilation. We interpret the effect of unemployment on the assimilation rate in terms of a combined wage curve effect” and a “learning effect” on the rate at which immigrants acquire country-specific human capital.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherDep. of Economics, Univ. of Oslo Osloen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesMemorandum, Department of Economics, University of Oslo 2002,19en_US
dc.subject.jelJ61en_US
dc.subject.jelJ82en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordimmigrantsen_US
dc.subject.keywordunemploymenten_US
dc.subject.keywordLabour marketen_US
dc.subject.keywordassimilationen_US
dc.subject.stwRegionale Arbeitslosigkeiten_US
dc.subject.stwLohnstrukturen_US
dc.subject.stwFlüchtlingeen_US
dc.subject.stwNorwegenen_US
dc.titleLocal unemployment and the earnings assimilation of immigrants in Norwayen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn354319582en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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