Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/27566
Authors: 
Thomsen, Stephan L.
Gernandt, Johannes
Aldashev, Alisher
Year of Publication: 
2008
Series/Report no.: 
ZEW Discussion Papers 08-089
Abstract: 
Immigrants consist of foreigners and citizens with migration background. We analyze the wage gap between natives and these two groups in Germany. The estimates show a substantial gap for both groups with respect to natives. Discarding immigrants who completed education abroad reduces much of the immigrants' wage gap. This implies educational attainment in Germany is an important component of economic integration and degrees obtained abroad are valued less.
Subjects: 
Immigration
wage gap
decomposition
Germany
JEL: 
J61
J31
J15
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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