Immigrant Labour Market Assimilation and Arrival Effects: Evidence from the UK Labour Force Survey
36 Pages Posted: 1 Aug 2006
Date Written: July 2006
We estimate models of earnings and employment outcomes for a sample of white and nonwhite male immigrants drawn from the Labour Force Survey between 1993 and 2002. Immigrants who arrived to enter the labour market are distinguished from those who arrived to complete their education. Diverse patterns of labour market assimilation are found depending on ethnicity and immigrant type. Whites tend to do better than non-whites and labour market entrants do worse than education entrants. There is some evidence of unemployment rates at time of entry to the labour market being associated with permanently lower earnings for non-white immigrants.
Keywords: immigrants, assimilation, earnings, employment
JEL Classification: J23, J7
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