Hotchkiss, Julie L. Quispe-Agnoli, Myriam Rios-Avila, Fernando
Year of Publication:
Working Paper, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta 2012-4
Using administrative, individual-level, longitudinal data from the state of Georgia, this paper finds that a documented worker employed by a firm that hires undocumented workers can expect to earn 0.15 percent less than if employed by a firm that does not hire undocumented workers. However, in sectors where there are opportunities for task specialization and benefits from communication skills, documented workers can expect to earn a wage premium of less than 1 percent from being employed at a firm that also hires undocumented workers.