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Interactions between local and migrant workers at the workplace

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  • Gil Epstein

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    (Department of Economics, Bar Ilan University, IZA and CReAM)

  • Yosef Mealem

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    (Netanya Academic College, Netanya, Israel)

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In this paper we consider the interaction between local workers and migrants in the production process of a firm. Both local workers and migrants can invest effort in assimilation activities in order to increase the assimilation of the migrants into the firm and so by increase their interaction and production activities. We consider the effect, the relative size (in the firm) of each group and the cost of activities, has on the assimilation process of the migrants.

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Paper provided by Centre for Research and Analysis of Migration (CReAM), Department of Economics, University College London in its series CReAM Discussion Paper Series with number 1016.

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Keywords: Assimilation; Contracts; Ethnicity; Market Structure; Networks; harassment;

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