Migration, Labor Tasks and Production Structure in Europe
Stefania Borelli (),
Giuseppe De Arcangelis and
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Stefania Borelli: Sapienza University of Rome
DEM Discussion Paper Series from Department of Economics at the University of Luxembourg
This paper assesses the effect of the immigration on the production structure in a selection of European countries in 2001-2009 with a task-based approach. The inflow of immigrants represents an increase in the relative supply of manual-physical (or simple) tasks, hence favoring simple-task intensive sectors. We use a new OECD dataset, PIAAC, to calculate the index of simple-task intensity at the country-industry level. The analysis confirms that the increase in migration stocks caused a positive impact on the value added of sectors that use more intensively simple tasks. These effects are more intense when considering countries as Italy and Spain characterized by a recent, rapid and intense inflow of migrants. Endogeneity issues are discussed and instruments based on a gravity approach are used in estimation.
Keywords: Rybczynski Effect; International Migration; PIAAC; Gravity Equation (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C25 F22 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Working Paper: Migration, Labor Tasks and Production Structure in Europe (2016)
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