Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/109104
Authors: 
Lundborg, Per
Skedinger, Per
Year of Publication: 
2014
Series/Report no.: 
IFN Working Paper 1017
Abstract: 
This paper is the first to estimate the effects of minimum wages on the unemployment of refugee immigrants. The collectively agreed minimum wages raise both the incidence of unemployment and days in unemployment considerably for male refugees in Sweden; different estimation methods and models yield robust elasticities in the 1.8-2.0 range. The effects for young natives are about half as large. There are heterogeneous effects with regard to country of origin and time of residence in Sweden for both male and female refugees. We account for spatial trends - a concern in some of the recent literature - as well as industrial trends. It turns out that only the latter affect our results.
Subjects: 
Minimum
Wages
and
the
Integration
of
Refugee
Immigrants
JEL: 
J23
J61
J64
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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