Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/35770
Authors: 
Malchow-Møller, Nikolaj
Munch, Jakob Roland
Skaksen, Jan Rose
Year of Publication: 
2009
Series/Report no.: 
IZA discussion papers 4111
Abstract: 
In this paper, we focus on the short-run adjustments taking place at the workplace level when immigrants are employed. Specifically, we analyse whether individual native workers are replaced or displaced by the employment of immigrants within the same narrowly defined occupations at the workplace. For this purpose, we estimate a competing risks duration model for job spells of native workers that distinguishes between job-to-job and job-to-unemployment transitions. In general, we do not find any signs of native workers being displaced by immigrants. Furthermore, we find only very limited signs of replacement of native workers by immigrants. Instead, in particular low-skilled native workers are less likely to lose or leave their jobs when the firms hire immigrants.
Subjects: 
Immigration
adjustment costs
displacement
job spells
duration model
JEL: 
F22
J61
J63
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Document Type: 
Working Paper

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