Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/149162
Authors: 
Ortega, Javier
Verdugo, Gregory
Year of Publication: 
2016
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers 10303
Abstract: 
Exploiting a large French panel for 1976-2007, we examine the impact of low-educated immigration on the labour market outcomes of blue-collar natives initially in jobs where immigrants became overrepresented in the last decades. Immigrant inflows generate substantial reallocations of natives across locations and occupations. Location movers are negatively selected while occupation movers are positively selected and move towards better paid-jobs characterised by less routine tasks. As a result, controlling for composition effects has an important quantitative impact on the estimated effects of immigration. Low-educated immigration generally lowers the wages of blue-collar workers, but its impact is heterogeneous across sectors.
Subjects: 
immigration
wages
employment
JEL: 
J15
J31
Document Type: 
Working Paper

Files in This Item:
File
Size
620.58 kB





Items in EconStor are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.