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Does Immigration Hurt Low Income Workers?: Immigration and Real Wage Income below the 50th Percentile, Sweden 1993-2003

Martin Korpi () and Ayse Abbasoglu Ozgoren
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Martin Korpi: Institute for Futures Studies, Postal: Institute for Futures Studies, Box 591, SE-101 31 Stockholm, Sweden

No 2010:6, Arbetsrapport from Institute for Futures Studies


This paper addresses potential effects of immigration on wage income of predominantly low income Swedish born workers. Using unique individual full population panel data for two time-periods, 1993- 1999 and 1997-2003, we estimate two fixed effect models controlling for both individual and local labor market characteristics as well as individual and regional fixed effects. The models are tested for a range of population sub-groups, the compulsory and upper secondary educated and workers within certain shares of the local income distribution (using different below median percentile levels as population cut-off points). The estimates show mainly a positive relationship between increasing shares of foreign born and wage income of Swedish born workers.

Keywords: International migration; Local labor markets; Wage levels; labour supply (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: F22 J22 J31 J61 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 26 pages
Date: 2010-07-01
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-mig
Note: ISSN: 1652-120X ISBN: 978-91-85619-66-5
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