The Effect of Immigration on Wages in Three European Countries

39 Pages Posted: 13 Dec 2002

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Joop Hartog

University of Amsterdam - Faculty of Economics and Business (FEB); Tinbergen Institute; CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute); IZA Institute of Labor Economics

Aslan Zorlu

University of Minho

Date Written: November 2002

Abstract

We extend the Altonji and Card (1991) framework for analysing the impact of immigrants on natives' wages from two to three labour types and estimate reduced form wage equations for The Netherlands, United Kingdom and Norway. We find very small effects on natives' wages and no dominant robust patterns of substitution and complementarity. Effects on wages of earlier immigrants are larger but less reliable. Further work should focus on these own effects.

Keywords: Immigration, Wages, Substitutes and Complements

JEL Classification: J15, J31

Suggested Citation

Hartog, Joop and Zorlu, Aslan, The Effect of Immigration on Wages in Three European Countries (November 2002). IZA Discussion Paper No. 642. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=358300

Joop Hartog (Contact Author)

University of Amsterdam - Faculty of Economics and Business (FEB) ( email )

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Tinbergen Institute

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CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute)

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Aslan Zorlu

University of Minho ( email )

Braga, 4700
Portugal
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+351 253 676375 (Fax)

HOME PAGE: http://www.eeg.uminho.pt/economia/aslan/

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