Impact of Low‐Skilled Immigration on Female Labour Supply

41 Pages Posted: 26 Mar 2015

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Emanuele Forlani

University of Pavia

Elisabetta Lodigiani

Ca Foscari University of Venice; University of Milan; University of Milan - Centro Studi Luca d'Agliano (LdA)

Concetta Mendolicchio

University of Genoa - DIEC

Date Written: April 2015

Abstract

In this paper, segmenting the market by educational levels, we investigate which native‐born women are more affected by an increase of low‐skilled immigrants working in the household service sector. We present a model of individual choice with home production and, using a harmonized dataset (the Cross‐National Equivalent File), we estimate its main comparative static results. The results suggest that the share of immigrants working in services is positively associated with an increase of native‐born women's labour supply at the intensive margin, if skilled, and at the extensive margin, if unskilled. Moreover, the results show that these effects are larger in countries with less‐supportive family policies.

Keywords: Family policy, female labour decision, international migration

JEL Classification: J22, J61

Suggested Citation

Forlani, Emanuele and Lodigiani, Elisabetta and Mendolicchio, Concetta, Impact of Low‐Skilled Immigration on Female Labour Supply (April 2015). The Scandinavian Journal of Economics, Vol. 117, Issue 2, pp. 452-492, 2015. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2584770 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/sjoe.12101

Emanuele Forlani (Contact Author)

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Elisabetta Lodigiani

Ca Foscari University of Venice ( email )

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University of Milan ( email )

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University of Milan - Centro Studi Luca d'Agliano (LdA)

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Concetta Mendolicchio

University of Genoa - DIEC ( email )

Italy
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