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Employer sanctions, and the welfare of native workers

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  • Stark, Oded
  • Jakubek, Marcin

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In response to the imposition of steep enough sanctions for employing illegal migrants, the firm reassigns managers from supervision of production to verification of the legality of its workforce. This impedes production efficiency, reduces wages, and hurts the native workers.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 117 (2012)
Issue (Month): 3 ()
Pages: 533-536

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Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:117:y:2012:i:3:p:533-536

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Keywords: Employer sanctions; Illegal migrant workers; Natives’ welfare; The formation of public policy;

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  1. Hill, John K & Pearce, James E, 1990. "The Incidence of Sanctions against Employers of Illegal Aliens," Journal of Political Economy, University of Chicago Press, vol. 98(1), pages 28-44, February.
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  1. Orrenius, Pia M. & Zavodny, Madeline, 2014. "How Do E-Verify Mandates Affect Unauthorized Immigrant Workers?," IZA Discussion Papers 7992, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
  2. Pia Orrenius, 2013. "How Do Tougher Immigration Measures Affect Unauthorized Immigrants?: Comment," Demography, Springer, vol. 50(3), pages 1101-1103, June.

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