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The Impact of Immigrants on Host Country Wages, Employment and Growth
The popular belief that immigrants have a large adverse impact on the wages and employment opportunities of the native-born population of the receiving country is not supported by the empiricalExpand
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Post-Unification Wage Growth in East Germany
Following monetary union with West Germany in 1990, the real wage of East German workers rose 83. I use the German Socio-Economic Panel data to investigate the determinants of wage growth, and assessExpand
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Are Migrants More Skilled than Non-Migrants? Repeat, Return, and Same-Employer Migrants
I examine the determinants of inter-state migration of adults within western Germany, using the German Socio-Economic Panel from 1984-2000. Migrants who do not change employers represent one-fifth ofExpand
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Wage Mobility in the United States
This paper examines the mobility of individuals through the wage and earnings distributions, using 1979-1991 data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth. Lifetime wages will be more equallyExpand
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Why do Women Leave Science and Engineering?
The author uses the 2003 and 2010 National Survey of College Graduates to examine the higher exit rate of women compared to men from science and engineering relative to other fields. The author findsExpand
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Trust and Bribery: The Role of the Quid Pro Quo and the Link with Crime
I study data on bribes actually paid by individuals to public officials, viewing the results through a theoretical lens that considers the implications of trust networks. A bond of trust may permitExpand
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How Corruption Hits People When They are Down
Abstract Using Peruvian data, I show that victims of misfortune, particularly crime victims, are much more likely than non-victims to bribe public officials. Misfortune increases victims' demand forExpand
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The Labor Market Effects of Refugee Waves: Reconciling Conflicting Results
Studies have reached conflicting conclusions regarding the labor market effects of exogenous refugee waves such as the Mariel Boatlift in Miami. The authors show that contradictory findings on theExpand
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Bribery in health care in Uganda.
I examine the role of household permanent income in determining who bribes and how much they bribe in health care in Uganda. I find that rich patients are more likely than other patients to bribe inExpand
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Importing the Poor : Welfare Magnetism and Cross-Border Welfare Migration
I test for welfare-induced migration by comparing AFDC participation in border counties to interior counties in the same state. If migration costs are lower for border county residents, borderExpand
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