Interactions Between Local and Migrant Workers at the Workplace

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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

Yosef Mealem

Netanya Academic College

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Date Written: July 1, 2010

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 so by increase their interaction and production activities. We consider the effect, the relative size (in the firm) of each group and the cost of activities, has on the assimilation process of the migrants.

Keywords: Assimilation, Contracts, Ethnicity, Market Structure, Networks, Harassment

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

Suggested Citation

Epstein, Gil S. and Mealem, Yosef, Interactions Between Local and Migrant Workers at the Workplace (July 1, 2010). Centro Studi Luca d'Agliano Development Studies Working Paper No. 297. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1803482 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1803482

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