Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/92257
Authors: 
Hunt, Priscillia
Year of Publication: 
2012
Citation: 
[Journal:] IZA Journal of Migration [ISSN:] 2193-9039 [Publisher:] Springer [Place:] Heidelberg [Volume:] 1 [Year:] 2012 [Pages:] 1-18
Abstract: 
This paper investigates wage assimilation of foreign-born male workers in Britain over the period 1993 to 2009. Using Labour Force Survey data, the paper employs a methodology (Blinder-Oaxaca quantile regressions) to decompose the immigrant-native wage differential at the mean and across the conditional wage distribution. Although immigrants earn more on average than natives, mean results mask that immigrants at the bottom (top) of the distribution earn less (more) than natives. Over the period investigated, the pro-UK-born unexplained component of the wage gap was greater at the bottom of the distribution and has shifted towards the centre of the distribution.
Subjects: 
wage assimilation
decomposition
quantile regression
immigrant
JEL: 
J15
J16
J31
J71
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Creative Commons License: 
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/
Document Type: 
Article
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