Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/100800
Authors: 
Orrenius, Pia M.
Zavodny, Madeline
Year of Publication: 
2003
Series/Report no.: 
Working Paper, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta 2003-2
Abstract: 
Previous research has reached mixed conclusions about whether higher levels of immigration reduce the wages of natives. This paper reexamines this question using data from the Current Population Survey and the Immigration and Naturalization Service and focuses on differential effects by skill level. Using occupation as a proxy for skill, the authors find that an increase in the fraction of workers in an occupation group who are foreign born tends to lower the wages of low-skilled natives-particularly after controlling for endogeneity-but does not have a negative effect among skilled natives.
Subjects: 
Immigrants
Wages
Employment (Economic theory)
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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