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Now and Forever? Initial and Subsequent Location Choices of Immigrants
This paper exploits a natural experiment to study the influence of regional factors on initial and subsequent location choices among immigrants. The results suggest that immigrants to Sweden areExpand
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Emigration of Immigrants and Measures of Immigrant Assimilation: Evidence from Sweden
Most previously used measures of immigrant labor market assimilation will be biased if there is non-random emigration of immigrants. We use longitudinal data on immigration to Sweden 1970-1990 toExpand
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Peers, Neighborhoods and Immigrant Student Achievement: Evidence from a Placement Policy
We examine to what extent immigrant school performance is affected by the characteristics of the neighborhoods that they grow up in. We address this issue using a refugee placement policy whichExpand
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How Important is Access to Jobs? Old Question - Improved Answer
We study the impact of job proximity on individual employment and earnings. The analysis exploits a Swedish refugee dispersal policy to get exogenous variation in individual locations. Using veryExpand
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Family size and child outcomes: Is there really no trade-off?
We study the impact of family size on intermediate and long-term outcomes using twin births as an exogenous source of variation in family size in an unusually rich dataset. Similar to recent studies,Expand
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Do When and Where Matter? Initial Labour Market Conditions and Immigrant Earnings
This paper investigates the long-term effects on immigrant earnings and employment from labor market conditions encountered upon arrival. We find substantial effects both of the state of the nationalExpand
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Shifts in attitudes and labor market discrimination: Swedish experiences after 9-11
We present longitudinal survey data suggesting that the terrorist attacks in the USA on September 11, 2001, changed attitudes toward certain minorities in Sweden. This finding is consistent withExpand
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Will I See You at Work? Ethnic Workplace Segregation in Sweden, 1985–2002
Using linked employer-employee data covering the entire working-age Swedish population between 1985 and 2002, the authors present evidence of substantial and increasing ethnic workplace segregation.Expand
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Age at Migration and Social Integration
The paper studies childhood migrants and examines how age at migration affects their ensuing integration at the residential market, the labor market, and the marriage market. We use population-wideExpand
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Seeking Similarity: How Immigrants and Natives Manage in the Labor Market
We investigate how the interplay between manager and worker origin affects hiring patterns, job separations, and wages. Numerous specifications utilizing a longitudinal matched employer-employeeExpand
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