Identifying Earnings Assimilation of Immigrants under Changing Macroeconomic Conditions

@inproceedings{Barth2001IdentifyingEA,
  title={Identifying Earnings Assimilation of Immigrants under Changing Macroeconomic Conditions},
  author={Erling Barth and Bernt Bratsberg and Oddbj{\o}rn Raaum},
  year={2001}
}
Labour market outcomes of immigrants and natives are affected differently by changes in macroeconomic conditions. In particular, we show that earnings of immigrants from outside the OECD area are more sensitive to local labour market conditions than are earnings of natives. Failure to account for this may bias estimates of earnings assimilation of immigrants considerably, particularly when periods of rising or declining unemployment are important to identify assimilation effects on immigrant… CONTINUE READING
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