Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/70640
Authors: 
Hotchkiss, Julie L.
Quispe-Agnoli, Myriam
Year of Publication: 
2008
Series/Report no.: 
Working Paper, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta 2008-7c
Abstract: 
Using administrative data from the state of Georgia, the authors find that average wages among documented workers are lower in industries that employ undocumented workers and that a greater share of undocumented workers in those industries further lowers wages. In addition, undocumented workers have significantly lower labor supply elasticity, likely as a result of their limited employment and grievance opportunities. Furthermore, the inflow of undocumented workers does more to displace earlier hired undocumented workers than it does to displace documented workers.
Subjects: 
immigration
wage impact
worker displacement
JEL: 
J61
J31
J42
F22
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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