The Effects of Immigration on the Labor Market Outcome of Less-Skilled Natives

@inproceedings{Altonji1989TheEO,
  title={The Effects of Immigration on the Labor Market Outcome of Less-Skilled Natives},
  author={Joseph G. Altonji and D. Card},
  year={1989}
}
  • Joseph G. Altonji, D. Card
  • Published 1989
  • Economics, Business
  • This paper examines the effects of immigration on the labor market outcomes of less-skilled natives. Working from a simple model of a local labor market, we show that the effects of immigration can be estimated from the correlations between the fraction of immigrants in a city and the employment and wage outcomes of natives. The size of the effects depend on the fraction and skill composition of the immigrants. We go on the compute these correlations using city-specific outcomes for individuals… CONTINUE READING
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