Labor Market Effects of Immigration: Evidence from Neighborhood Data
Thomas K. Bauer
Rhine-Westphalia Institute for Economic Research (RWI-Essen); University of Bochum - Faculty of Economics; Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)
Ruhr Graduate School in Economics
Australian National University; Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)
IZA Discussion Paper No. 5707
This paper combines individual-level data from the German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP) with economic and demographic postcode-level data from administrative records to analyze the effects of immigration on wages and unemployment probabilities of high- and low-skilled natives. Employing an instrumental variable strategy and utilizing the variation in the population share of foreigners across regions and time, we find no support for the hypothesis of adverse labor market effects of immigration.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 22
Keywords: international migration, effects of immigration
JEL Classification: F22, J31, J64, R23working papers series
Date posted: May 23, 2011
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