Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/125328
Authors: 
Giuntella, Osea
Year of Publication: 
2014
Citation: 
[Journal:] IZA World of Labor [ISSN:] 2054-9571 [Year:] 2014 [Issue:] 102
Abstract: 
Public debate on immigration focuses on its effects on wages and employment, yet the discussion typically fails to consider the effects of immigration on working conditions that affect workers' health. There is growing evidence that immigrants are more likely than natives to work in risky jobs, as they are more inclined to take on physically intensive tasks. Recent studies show that as immigration rises, native workers are pushed into less demanding jobs. Such market adjustments have positive impacts on the health of the native workers.
Subjects: 
immigration
occupational choice
job quality
health
JEL: 
I12
J24
J61
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
Document Type: 
Article

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