Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/116957
Authors: 
Kenji, Kondoh
Year of Publication: 
2004
Series/Report no.: 
44th Congress of the European Regional Science Association: "Regions and Fiscal Federalism", 25th - 29th August 2004, Porto, Portugal
Abstract: 
This paper investigates permanent and temporary immigration and remittance under the coexistence of unionized and non-unionized manufacturing firms in a two-sector economy. The impacts of immigration as well as remittance on respectively wages, employment, the union-nonunion wage gap and national welfare are analyzed. It is found that permanent immigration brings positive effects on most variables (except the competitive wage), but enlarges the wage gap and causes income redistribution. The effects of temporary immigration diverge depending on which sector immigrants are allowed to work in and which good is remitted more heavily. In particular, if temporary immigrants work in manufacturing only, then all wages and the union-nonunion wage gap fall. JEL Classification Numbers: F22, J51 Keywords: Temporary and Permanent Immigration, Labor Unions, Remittance, Wages
Subjects: 
Temporary and Permanent Immigration
Labor Unions
Remittance
Wages
JEL: 
F22
J51
Document Type: 
Conference Paper

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