The Wage Impact of Undocumented Workers

@article{Hotchkiss2012TheWI,
  title={The Wage Impact of Undocumented Workers},
  author={Julie L. Hotchkiss and Myriam Quispe‐Agnoli and Fernando Rios�?Avila},
  journal={Political Economy: Comparative Political Economy eJournal},
  year={2012}
}
Using administrative, individual-level, longitudinal data from the state of Georgia, this paper finds that a documented worker employed by a firm that hires undocumented workers can expect to earn 0.15 percent less than if employed by a firm that does not hire undocumented workers. However, in sectors where there are opportunities for task specialization and benefits from communication skills, documented workers can expect to earn a wage premium of less than 1 percent from being employed at a… 

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