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Immigration, diversity and the labour market outcomes of native workers: some recent developments

Ottaviano, Gianmarco I. P. (2014) Immigration, diversity and the labour market outcomes of native workers: some recent developments. CEP Discussion Papers (CEPDP1292). Centre for Economic Performance, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

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This brief essay provides a selective discussion of how in recent years economists in the neoclassical tradition have addressed the questions whether and how immigration affects native workers’ labour market outcomes. In particular, it discusses: the distinction between the displacement, productivity and amenity effects of immigration; the issues that arise in using wage changes to identify those effects; and the problem of assessing a causal link from immigration to natives’ labour market outcomes.

Item Type: Monograph (Discussion Paper)
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Additional Information: © 2014 The Author
Divisions: Economics
Centre for Economic Performance
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
J Political Science > JV Colonies and colonization. Emigration and immigration. International migration
JEL classification: F - International Economics > F2 - International Factor Movements and International Business > F22 - International Migration
J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J3 - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs > J31 - Wage Level and Structure; Wage Differentials by Skill, Training, Occupation, etc.
J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J6 - Mobility, Unemployment, and Vacancies > J61 - Geographic Labor Mobility; Immigrant Workers
Date Deposited: 04 Dec 2014 15:57
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2021 01:12
Funders: Economic and Social Research Council

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