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Labor Market Effects of Immigration: Evidence from Neighborhood Data

Thomas Bauer (), Regina Flake and Mathias Sinning

No 5707, IZA Discussion Papers from Institute of Labor Economics (IZA)

Abstract: This paper combines individual-level data from the German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP) with economic and demographic postcode-level data from administrative records to analyze the effects of immigration on wages and unemployment probabilities of high- and low-skilled natives. Employing an instrumental variable strategy and utilizing the variation in the population share of foreigners across regions and time, we find no support for the hypothesis of adverse labor market effects of immigration.

Keywords: international migration; effects of immigration (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: F22 J31 J64 R23 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 22 pages
Date: 2011-05
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-eur, nep-lab, nep-mig and nep-ure
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Published - published in: Review of International Economics, 2013, 21 (2), 370-385

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