Native welfare losses from high skilled immigration
AbstractThis paper explores the effects of high skilled immigration to a host country with unionized low skilled labor and an unemployment insurance scheme. We show that such immigration can create a negative immigration surplus due to adverse effects on low skilled employment, provided that fiscal redistribution is not too intense and the elasticity between high and low skilled labor is high as empirical evidence suggests. Copyright Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2009
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Volume (Year): 16 (2009)
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Immigration; Trade union; Unemployment; Welfare state; Elasticity of substitution; F22; J5; H53; J61; J65;
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- Alexander Kemnitz, 2008. "Native Welfare Losses from High Skilled Immigration," CESifo Working Paper Series 2409, CESifo Group Munich.
- Kemnitz, Alexander, 2007. "Native Welfare Losses from High Skilled Immigration," Dresden Discussion Paper Series in Economics 16/07, Dresden University of Technology, Faculty of Business and Economics, Department of Economics.
- F22 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - International Migration
- J65 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - Unemployment Insurance; Severance Pay; Plant Closings
- J61 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - Geographic Labor Mobility; Immigrant Workers
- H53 - Public Economics - - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies - - - Government Expenditures and Welfare Programs
- J5 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Labor-Management Relations, Trade Unions, and Collective Bargaining
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