Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/115090
Authors: 
Prean, Nora
Mayr, Karin
Year of Publication: 
2012
Series/Report no.: 
NRN Working Paper, NRN: The Austrian Center for Labor Economics and the Analysis of the Welfare State 1210
Abstract: 
We analyze differences in unemployment between natives and immigrants over the business cycle. Using matched employer-employee data for Austria, we find that immigrants' unemployment rate and flows into and out of unemployment are significantly more sensitive to labor market shocks than those of comparable natives. This is particularly true for immigrants from outside the European Economic Area. According to existing theory, a greater variability in the employment of immigrants can be due to a selection of immigrant workers into specific industries or temporary jobs. However, we do not find this confirmed in our data.
Subjects: 
Unemployment rate
Immigration
Guestworker
Immigrant Labor
JEL: 
J64
J61
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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