Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/73043
Authors: 
Bonn, Moritz
Year of Publication: 
2013
Series/Report no.: 
Joint Discussion Paper Series in Economics 01-2013
Abstract: 
This paper accounts for the interdependency between illegal and legal immigration and its effects on average migrant productivity as well as on the fiscal budget. I present a simple model which proposes that the host country's government can reduce the required skill level for legal entry in order to maximize the immigrant's average productivity. With regard to the fiscal surplus that is achieved by immigration, the model presumes that the government is encouraged to substitute illegal workers by legal ones if the former are characterized by lower tax benefit ratios or if over-qualification among unauthorized aliens is widespread.
Subjects: 
Illegal Immigration
Fiscal Contribution
Immigration Policy
JEL: 
F22
H24
K4
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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