Abstract

http://ssrn.com/abstract=2354963
 
 

Citations (1)



 


 



Skilled Immigration and the Employment Structures of U.S. Firms


Sari Pekkala Kerr


Wellesley College (WCW)

William R. Kerr


Harvard University - Entrepreneurial Management Unit

William Fabius Lincoln


Johns Hopkins University - Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies

November 15, 2013

Harvard Business School Entrepreneurial Management Working Paper No. 14-040

Abstract:     
We study the impact of skilled immigrants on the employment structures of U.S. firms using matched employer-employee data. Unlike most previous work, we use the firm as the lens of analysis to account for a greater level of heterogeneity and the fact that many skilled immigrant admissions are driven by firms themselves (e.g., the H-1B visa). OLS and IV specifications find rising overall employment of skilled workers with increased skilled immigrant employment by firm. Employment expansion is greater for younger natives than their older counterparts, and departure rates for older workers appear higher for those in STEM occupations compared to younger worker.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 48

Keywords: Immigration, Employment, Firms, Age, Scientists, Engineers, Inventors, H-1B

JEL Classification: F15, F22, J44, J61, O31

working papers series


Download This Paper

Date posted: November 16, 2013  

Suggested Citation

Kerr, Sari Pekkala and Kerr, William R. and Lincoln, William Fabius, Skilled Immigration and the Employment Structures of U.S. Firms (November 15, 2013). Harvard Business School Entrepreneurial Management Working Paper No. 14-040. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2354963 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2354963

Contact Information

Sari Pekkala Kerr
Wellesley College (WCW) ( email )
106 Central St.
Wellesley, MA 02181
United States
William R. Kerr (Contact Author)
Harvard University - Entrepreneurial Management Unit ( email )
Soldiers Field Road
Morgan 270C
Boston, MA 02163
United States
William Fabius Lincoln
Johns Hopkins University - Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies ( email )
1740 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036-1984
United States
Feedback to SSRN


Paper statistics
Abstract Views: 634
Downloads: 260
Download Rank: 64,850
Citations:  1
Paper comments
No comments have been made on this paper

© 2014 Social Science Electronic Publishing, Inc. All Rights Reserved.  FAQ   Terms of Use   Privacy Policy   Copyright   Contact Us
This page was processed by apollo4 in 0.516 seconds