Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/149163
Authors: 
Giuntella, Osea
Mazzonna, Fabrizio
Nicodemo, Catia
Vargas-Silva, Carlos
Year of Publication: 
2016
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers 10304
Abstract: 
This paper studies the effects of immigration on the allocation of occupational physical burden and work health risks. Using data for England and Wales from the Labour Force Survey, we find that, on average, immigration leads to a reallocation of UK-born workers towards jobs characterized by lower physical intensity and injury risk. The results also show important differences across skill groups. Immigration reduces the average physical burden of UK-born workers with medium levels of education, but has no significant effect on those with low levels.
Subjects: 
immigration
labor-market
physical burden
work-related injuries
health
JEL: 
J61
I10
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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