Interactions between Local and Migrant Workers at the Workplace

17 Pages Posted: 12 Jul 2010

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Gil S. Epstein

Bar-Ilan University - Department of Economics; IZA Institute of Labor Economics; University College London - CReAM - Centre for Research and Analysis of Migration

Ayala Mealem

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Abstract

In this paper we consider the interaction between local workers and migrants in the production process of a firm. Both local workers and migrants can invest effort in assimilation activities in order to increase the assimilation of the migrants into the firm and thereby increase their interaction and production activities. We consider the effect of the relative size (in the firm) of each group and the cost of activities on the migrantsメ assimilation process.

Keywords: assimilation, contracts, ethnicity, market structure, networks, harassment

JEL Classification: D74, F230, I20, J61, L140

Suggested Citation

Epstein, Gil S. and Mealem, Ayala, Interactions between Local and Migrant Workers at the Workplace. IZA Discussion Paper No. 5051. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1638507

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Ayala Mealem

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