The substitutability of labor between immigrants and natives in the Canadian labor market: circa 1995
AbstractThis paper examines the substitutability or complementarity between Canadian-born and immigrant workers. These are examined by estimating a set of wage equations using a Generalized Leontief Production Function. The paper finds that, in general, there is no displacement of Canadian-born workers by immigrants. Recent immigrants affect the native-born positively, while older immigrants are neither substitute nor complement for natives. However, the effects differ across industries. Overall the evidence that immigrants harm the opportunities of native-born workers is scant.
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- Asadul, Islam, 2008. "The Substitutability of Labor between Immigrants and Natives in the Canadian Labor Market: Circa 1995," MPRA Paper 7164, University Library of Munich, Germany.
- C39 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables - - - Other
- J6 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers
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