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Immigrant Participation in Low-Wage Labor Markets


Stephen J. Trejo


University of Texas at Austin - Department of Economics; Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)

December 1998


Abstract:     
This paper analyzes immigrant participation in low-wage labor markets in the United States. Compared to natives, immigrants are overrepresented in low-wage jobs throughout their U.S. careers, and this overrepresentation is most severe for recent arrival cohorts. Immigration's impact on less skilled natives, however, may be cushioned by the fact that low-wage immigrants possess different kinds of human capital and work in different types of jobs than low-wage natives. Finally, available data give no indication that immigrants are especially vulnerable to being paid less than the federal minimum wage.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 43

JEL Classification: J61, J31, J42

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Date posted: June 10, 1999  

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Trejo, Stephen J., Immigrant Participation in Low-Wage Labor Markets (December 1998). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=145589 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.145589

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University of Texas at Austin - Department of Economics ( email )
Austin, TX 78712
United States
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