Changes in the Relative Economic Performance of Immigrants to Great Britain and the United States, 1980-2000
AbstractWe compare the relative labour market performance of immigrants in the USA and in Britain over the period 1980-2000, when the stocks of immigrants were rising in both countries alongside differential shifts in demand and changes to labour market institutions. We find that the average relative employment prospects of immigrants are generally better in the USA than in Britain, particularly for non-white immigrants, while the average relative wage prospects for immigrants are generally better in Britain, particularly for men. Over time, relative wage and employment prospects for immigrants to the USA appear to have deteriorated, particularly among women, in a way that is not as apparent in Britain. Copyright Blackwell Publishing Ltd/London School of Economics 2007.
Download InfoIf you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.
As the access to this document is restricted, you may want to look for a different version under "Related research" (further below) or search for a different version of it.
Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by London School of Economics in its journal British Journal of Industrial Relations.
Volume (Year): 45 (2007)
Issue (Month): 4 (December)
Contact details of provider:
Postal: Houghton Street, London WC2A 2AE
Phone: +44 (020) 7405 7686
Web page: http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/journal.asp?ref=0007-1080
More information through EDIRC
You can help add them by filling out this form.
CitEc Project, subscribe to its RSS feed for this item.
- Jonathan Wadsworth, 2013.
"Mustn't Grumble: Immigration, Health and Health Service Use in the UK and Germany,"
Fiscal Studies, Institute for Fiscal Studies,
Institute for Fiscal Studies, vol. 34(1), pages 55-82, 03.
- Jonathan Wadsworth, 2012. "Musn't Grumble. Immigration, Health and Health Service Use in the UK and Germany," CEP Discussion Papers, Centre for Economic Performance, LSE dp1166, Centre for Economic Performance, LSE.
- Jonathan Wadsworth, 2012. "Musn’t Grumble. Immigration, Health and Health Service Use in the UK and Germany," Norface Discussion Paper Series, Norface Research Programme on Migration, Department of Economics, University College London 2012028, Norface Research Programme on Migration, Department of Economics, University College London.
- Wadsworth, Jonathan, 2012. "Musn't Grumble: Immigration, Health and Health Service Use in the UK and Germany," IZA Discussion Papers 6838, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
- Jonathan Wadsworth, 2012. "Mustn't grumble: immigration, health and health service use in the UK and Germany," LSE Research Online Documents on Economics, London School of Economics and Political Science, LSE Library 51513, London School of Economics and Political Science, LSE Library.
- Jonathan Wadsworth, 2013. "Musn't Grumble: Immigration, Health and Health Service Use in the UK and Germany," SOEPpapers on Multidisciplinary Panel Data Research 548, DIW Berlin, The German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP).
- Marco Manacorda & Alan Manning & Jonathan Wadsworth, 2012.
"The Impact Of Immigration On The Structure Of Wages: Theory And Evidence From Britain,"
Journal of the European Economic Association, European Economic Association,
European Economic Association, vol. 10(1), pages 120-151, 02.
- Manacorda, Marco & Manning, Alan & Wadsworth, Jonathan, 2010. "The Impact of Immigration on the Structure of Wages: Theory and Evidence from Britain," CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers 7888, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
- Jonathan Wadsworth, 2012. "Musnâ€™t Grumble. Immigration, Health and Health Service Use in the UK and Germany," CReAM Discussion Paper Series 1221, Centre for Research and Analysis of Migration (CReAM), Department of Economics, University College London.
- Adriano Paggiaro, 2013. "How do immigrants fare during the downturn? Evidence from matching comparable natives," Demographic Research, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock, Germany, vol. 28(8), pages 229-258, February.
- Rienzo, Cinzia, 2008. "Residual Wage Inequality and Immigration in the UK and the US," MPRA Paper 30279, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised Mar 2011.
For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Wiley-Blackwell Digital Licensing) or (Christopher F. Baum).
If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.
If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.
If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.
If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.
Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.