Labor Market Effects of Immigration - Evidence from Neighborhood Data

24 Pages Posted: 15 May 2011

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Mathias Sinning

Australian National University (ANU) - Crawford School of Public Policy

Thomas K. Bauer

Rhine-Westphalia Institute for Economic Research (RWI-Essen); University of Bochum - Faculty of Economics; IZA Institute of Labor Economics

Regina Flake

Ruhr Graduate School in Economics

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Date Written: May 1, 2011

Abstract

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.

Keywords: International migration, effects of immigration

JEL Classification: F22, J31, J64, R23

Suggested Citation

Sinning, Mathias and Bauer, Thomas K. and Flake, Regina, Labor Market Effects of Immigration - Evidence from Neighborhood Data (May 1, 2011). Ruhr Economic Paper No. 257, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1833427 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1833427

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