Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/95670
Authors: 
Bisello, Martina
Year of Publication: 
2014
Series/Report no.: 
ISER Working Paper Series 2014-12
Abstract: 
In this paper we empirically test the predictions of Peri and Sparber (2009) model of comparative advantage in tasks performance to evaluate whether in the United Kingdom immigration affected the way natives specialise in the task they perform on the job. Using Labour Force Survey and UK Skills Survey data from 1997 through 2006, we find that less-educated natives responded to immigration inflows of similarly educated workers by increasing their supply of communication tasks, relative to manual tasks. We also show that this effect varies across demographic groups, being higher among men, young people and workers with primary education (or less).
Subjects: 
Immigration
Task Specialisation
United Kingdom
JEL: 
F22
J61
J24
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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