Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/161172
Authors: 
White, Michael
Bryson, Alex
Year of Publication: 
2017
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers 10549
Abstract: 
Using nationally representative workplace data for Britain we identify the partial correlation between workplace wages and the percentage of migrants employed at a workplace. We find wages are lower in workplaces employing a higher percentage of migrants, but only when those migrants are non-EEA migrants. However, the effects are no longer apparent when we condition on the ethnic complexion of employees at the workplace. Instead, the wage penalty is attached to the percentage of non-white employees, a finding that is consistent with employer discrimination on grounds of race, or lower worker bargaining power when employees are ethnically diverse.
Subjects: 
migrants
migration
ethnicity
race
wages
earnings
low pay
discrimination
JEL: 
J31
J61
J71
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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