Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/21080
Authors: 
Dustmann, Christian
Schmidt, Christoph M.
Year of Publication: 
2000
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion paper series 233
Abstract: 
This paper contrasts labour participation behaviour and wages of native and immigrant women. Since the impact of family structure on labor supply differs between natives and immigrants, we explicitly distinguish between part-time and full-time jobs. The choice of jobs is accounted for by an ordered probit selection model with an incidental threshold, thus offering a flexible strategy to address selection issues in a segmented labour market. Our analysis is based on panel data, allowing us to control for correlated individual-specific effects in both selection- and wage equations. We conclude that migrant women receive lower wages than native women in the same labor market segment, and that this is mainly associated with their relatively low educational endowments. Their relatively high ability to combine full-time work and child rearing somewhat mitigates these disadvantages.
Subjects: 
Assimilation
segmented labour markets
discrete choice models
JEL: 
J22
J61
J31
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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