Undocumented workers in the labor market: An analysis of the earnings of legal and illegal Mexican immigrants in the United States

  title={Undocumented workers in the labor market: An analysis of the earnings of legal and illegal Mexican immigrants in the United States},
  author={F L Rivera-batiz},
  journal={Journal of Population Economics},
  • F. Rivera-batiz
  • Published 15 February 1999
  • Economics, Law
  • Journal of Population Economics
Abstract. This paper studies the differences in earnings between Mexican legal and illegal immigrants in the United States. The analysis includes a cross-sectional examination of the wage differences between legal and undocumented workers as well as a longitudinal analysis examining the impact of legalization on the earnings of previously-undocumented workers. It is shown that the average hourly wage rate of male Mexican legal immigrants in the United States was 41.8% higher than that of… 

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