Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/103057
Authors: 
Bossler, Mario
Year of Publication: 
2013
Series/Report no.: 
IAB Discussion Paper 19/2013
Abstract: 
I study the recruiting behaviour of German establishments with regard to the use of foreign labour markets. Applying instrumental variable strategies, I find foreign affinity and labour market scarcity to stimulate the use of foreign markets. Regional labour market scarcity is particularly relevant to small firms, and the effect of foreign affinity is largely driven by the share of foreigners in leading positions in large establishments. The results indicate that shortages are functional and foster the use of foreign labour markets, but the large effect of foreign affinity also reveals that the potential of immigrant workers is used selectively.
Subjects: 
Recruiting
Immigrant workers
Scarcity
JEL: 
F22
J23
J61
M51
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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