What Happens to the Employment of Native Co-Workers when Immigrants are Hired?

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What Happens to the Employment of Native Co-Workers when Immigrants are Hired?

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dc.contributor.author Munch, Jakob Roland en_US
dc.contributor.author Rose Skaksen, Jan en_US
dc.contributor.author Malchow-Møller, Nikolaj en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-02-04T10:27:36Z
dc.date.available 2009-02-04T10:27:36Z
dc.date.issued 2007-12-12T00:00:00Z en_US
dc.identifier.isbn 8790199545 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10398/7510
dc.description.abstract While immigration is unlikely to affect the employment of native workers in the long run, employment of immigrants may be associated with significant short-run adjustment costs for native workers as they have to fi nd alternative employment or are temporarily pushed into unemployment. In this paper, we therefore study the impact of immigrants at the workplace on the employment of native co-workers using a rich matched worker-fi rm data set for Denmark. Estimation of a single risk duration model for job spells of native workers shows that job separation rates increase if more immigrants are hired, especially when it comes to immigrants from Eastern Europe and less developed countries (LDCs). Furthermore, in a competing risks duration model, we fi nd that while immigrants from LDCs increase the unemployment risk for native workers, immigrants from Eastern Europe instead increase the job change probability of native workers. Thus, adjustment costs for native workers are more likely in the case where LDC immigrants are hired. Finally, we fi nd that the results only apply for low-skilled native workers. en_US
dc.format.extent 32 s. en_US
dc.language eng en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Working paper;2007-17 en_US
dc.title What Happens to the Employment of Native Co-Workers when Immigrants are Hired? en_US
dc.type wp en_US
dc.accessionstatus modt07dec12 nijemo en_US
dc.contributor.corporation Copenhagen Business School. CBS en_US
dc.contributor.department Centre for Economic and Business Research en_US
dc.contributor.departmentshort CEBR en_US
dc.contributor.departmentuk Centre for Economic and Business Research en_US
dc.contributor.departmentukshort CEBR en_US
dc.idnumber 8790199545 en_US
dc.publisher.city København en_US
dc.publisher.year 2007 en_US


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