Do Immigrants Affect Firm-Specific Wages?


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Do Immigrants Affect Firm-Specific Wages?

Vis færre oplysninger Munch, Jakob Roland en_US Rose Skaksen, Jan en_US Malchow-Møller, Nikolaj en_US 2009-02-04T10:28:01Z 2009-02-04T10:28:01Z 2008-12-01T00:00:00Z en_US
dc.description.abstract In this paper, we propose and test a novel effect of immigration on the wages of native workers. Existing studies have focused on the wage effects that result from changes in the aggregate labour supply in a competitive labour market. We argue that if labour markets are not fully competitive, the use of immigrants may also affect wage formation at the most disaggregate level – the workplace. Using linked employeremployee data, we find that an increased use of workers from less developed countries has a significantly negative effect on the wages of native workers at the workplace – also when controlling for potential endogeneity of the immigrant share using both fixed effects and IV. Additional evidence suggests that this effect works at least partly through a general effect on the wage norm in the firm of hiring employees with poor outside options (the immigrants). en_US
dc.format.extent 35 s. en_US
dc.language eng en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Working paper;2008-07 en_US
dc.title Do Immigrants Affect Firm-Specific Wages? en_US
dc.type wp en_US
dc.accessionstatus modt08dec01 nijemo en_US
dc.contributor.corporation Copenhagen Business School. CBS en_US
dc.contributor.department Økonomisk Institut en_US
dc.contributor.departmentshort ECON en_US
dc.contributor.departmentuk Department of Economics en_US
dc.contributor.departmentukshort ECON en_US
dc.idnumber x656557280 en_US København en_US
dc.publisher.year 2008 en_US

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