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The Immigrant Wage Gap in Germany

Alisher Aldashev (), Johannes Gernandt () and Stephan Thomsen ()

No 8019, FEMM Working Papers from Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg, Faculty of Economics and Management

Abstract: Immigrants consist of foreigners and citizens with migration background. We analyze the wage gap between natives and these two groups in Germany. The estimates show a substantial gap for both groups with respect to natives. Discarding immigrants who completed education abroad reduces much of the immigrants’ wage gap. This implies educational attainment in Germany is an important component of economic integration and degrees obtained abroad are valued less.

Keywords: Immigration; wage gap; decomposition; Germany (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J61 J31 J15 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 7 pages
Date: 2008-03
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