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Short-Run Demand for Palestinian Labor


Joshua D. Angrist


Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER); Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)


JOURNAL OF LABOR ECONOMICS, Vol. 14, No. 3, July 1996

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Palestinian residents of the West Bank and Gaza Strip who work in Israel generally earn more than Palestinians employed locally, but this wage premium is highly volatile. Beginning with the 1987 Palestinian uprising, changes in wage differentials by work location parallel Palestinian absences from work in Israel. This article interprets changing location differentials in response to exogenous shocks as movements along an Israeli demand curve for migrant workers. Estimates of a model of the West Bank and Gaza Strip labor market are used to evaluate the effect of policies governing Palestinian access to the Israeli labor market.

JEL Classification: J61, N35

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Date posted: February 26, 1997  

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Angrist, Joshua D., Short-Run Demand for Palestinian Labor. JOURNAL OF LABOR ECONOMICS, Vol. 14, No. 3, July 1996. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=3757

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