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Revisiting the German Wage Structure
This paper shows that wage inequality in West Germany has increased over the past three decades, contrary to common perceptions. During the 1980s, the increase was concentrated at the top of theExpand
The Effect of Immigration along the Distribution of Wages
This paper analyses the effect immigration has on wages of native workers. Unlike most previous work, we estimate wage effects along the distribution of wages. We derive a flexible empirical strategyExpand
From Sick Man of Europe to Economic Superstar: Germany's Resurgent Economy
In the late 1990s and into the early 2000s, Germany was often called "the sick man of Europe." Indeed, Germany's economic growth averaged only about 1.2 percent per year from 1998 to 2005, includingExpand
Racial and Economic Factors in Attitudes to Immigration
Abstract In this paper we distinguish between three channels that determine attitudes to further immigration: labour market concerns, welfare concerns, and racial or cultural concerns. Our analysisExpand
The Economic Situation of First and Second-Generation Immigrants in France, Germany and the United Kingdom
A central concern about immigration is the integration into the labour market, not only of the first generation but also of subsequent generations. Little comparative work exists for Europe's largestExpand
Language Proficiency and Labour Market Performance of Immigrants in the UK
This paper uses two recent UK surveys to investigate the determinants of language proficiency and the effect of language on earnings and employment probabilities of non-white immigrants. We addressExpand
Parental background, secondary school track choice, and wages
The way parents take influence on the education of their children is a crucial aspect of intergenerational mobility. Unlike in the UK or in the US, in Germany an important decision about whichExpand
The Impact of Immigration on the British Labour Market
Using data from the British Labour Force Survey this article provides an empirical investigation of the way immigration affects labour market outcomes of native born workers in Britain, set beside aExpand
Referral-Based Job Search Networks
This article derives novel testable implications of referral-based job search networks in which employees provide employers with information about potential new hires that they otherwise would notExpand
Immigration and Inequality
Immigration has long been a controversial topic among economists. The issue nearly disappeared in the 1960s, but over the past three decades professional interest has picked up as immigrant inflowsExpand