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The demand for illegal migration and market outcomes

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  • Horst Entorf
  • Jochen Moebert

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This article summarizes important aspects of illegal immigration. We analyse incentives of illegal immigrants as well as those of their employers by applying basic principles of labour economics, and by customising the workhorse of the economic theory of crime to suit the labour market for illegals immigrants. In addition, we describe the economic and social consequences of possible market outcomes.

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Article provided by Springer in its journal Intereconomics.

Volume (Year): 39 (2004)
Issue (Month): 1 (January)
Pages: 7-10

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Handle: RePEc:spr:intere:v:39:y:2004:i:1:p:7-10

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Cited by:
  1. Munirul H Nabin & Pasquale M Sgro, 2010. "Employer Sanctions, Illegal Migration and Welfare," Economics Series 2010_01, Deakin University, Faculty of Business and Law, School of Accounting, Economics and Finance.

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