Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/20153
Authors: 
Euwals, Rob
Roodenburg, Hans
Year of Publication: 
2003
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion paper series 917
Abstract: 
In this paper, we study gains and losses that accrue to natives because of immigration. The gain on the aggregated level is called the ?immigration surplus?, which can be seen as analogous to a consumer surplus. We derive changes in the earnings of native owners of production factors by employing a stylized model with capital and two types of labour. We claim that the changes in earnings are larger than reported by previous studies, and we propose a new method to tally them up to the immigration surplus.
Subjects: 
immigration
wages
economic welfare
redistribution
JEL: 
J31
D60
D30
J61
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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