Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/89894
Authors: 
Cerveny, Jakub
van Ours, Jan C.
Year of Publication: 
2013
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Paper 7598
Abstract: 
This paper examines whether unemployment of non-western immigrant workers in the Netherlands was disproportionally affected by the Great Recession. We analyze unemployment data covering the period November 2007 to February 2013 finding that the Great Recession affected unemployment rates of non-western immigrant workers in absolute terms more than unemployment rates of native workers. However, in relative terms there is not much of a difference. We also find that the sensitivity of individual job finding rates to the aggregate state of the labor market does not differ between natives and non-western immigrants. In combination our findings suggest that the Great Recession did not have a different impact on the unemployment of non-westerns immigrants and native Dutch.
Subjects: 
Great Recession
unemployment
non-western immigrants
JEL: 
J15
J64
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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