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

@article{Riverabatiz1999UndocumentedWI,
  title={Undocumented workers in the labor market: An analysis of the earnings of legal and illegal Mexican immigrants in the United States},
  author={F. Rivera-batiz},
  journal={Journal of Population Economics},
  year={1999},
  volume={12},
  pages={91-116}
}
  • F. Rivera-batiz
  • Published 1999
  • Political Science, Medicine
  • 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… CONTINUE READING
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