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National Origin Wage Differentials in France. Evidence from Matched Employer-Employee Data”

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  • Romain Aeberhardt

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  • Julien Pouget

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This paper attempts to explain national origin wage differentials in France. Our data come from amatched employer-employee wage survey performed in 2002. Business survey data are matched to manyindividual-level variables collected in a household survey. The sample of professionals is decomposedinto several sub-samples: within each gender, a distinction is made according to the parents’ birthplace(France, North Africa and Southern Europe).We perform a switching regression model of wage determination and occupational employment. Ourresults suggest that earnings differentials mostly reflect differences in the type of jobs taken up by individuals,according to their experience, background and education. This leads us to favor an interpretationin terms of a certain degree of occupational segregation, rather than mere wage discrimination.

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Paper provided by Centre de Recherche en Economie et Statistique in its series Working Papers with number 2007-15.

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Date of creation: 2007
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  1. Yann Algan & Christian Dustmann & Albrecht Glitz & Alan Manning, 2010. "The Economic Situation of First and Second-Generation Immigrants in France, Germany and the United Kingdom," Economic Journal, Royal Economic Society, vol. 120(542), pages F4-F30, 02.
  2. Emmanuel DUGUET & Noam LEANDRI & Yannick L'HORTY & Pascale PETIT, 2010. "Are Young French Jobseekers of Ethnic Immigrant Origin Discriminated Against? A Controlled Experiment in the Paris Area," Annales d'Economie et de Statistique, ENSAE, issue 99-100, pages 187-215.
  3. Aeberhardt, Romain & Fougère, Denis & Pouget, Julien & Rathelot, Roland, 2007. "Wages and Employment of French Workers with African Origin," IZA Discussion Papers 2898, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
  4. Belzil, Christian & Poinas, François, 2008. "Education and Early Career Outcomes of Second-Generation Immigrants in France," IZA Discussion Papers 3877, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
  5. Clémence Berson, 2009. "Private vs. Public Sector : Discrimination against Second-Generation Immigrants in France," Université Paris1 Panthéon-Sorbonne (Post-Print and Working Papers) halshs-00423944, HAL.
  6. Mari Kangasniemi & Merja Kauhanen, 2013. "Characteristics and labour market performance of the new member state (NMS12) immigrants in Finland, Germany, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom," Norface Discussion Paper Series 2013002, Norface Research Programme on Migration, Department of Economics, University College London.
  7. Algan, Yann & Dustmann, Christian & Glitz, Albrecht & Manning, Alan, 2009. "The Economic Situation of First- and Second-Generation Immigrants in France, Germany, and the UK," IZA Discussion Papers 4514, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
  8. Clémence Berson, 2009. "Private vs. Public Sector : Discrimination against Second-Generation Immigrants in France," Documents de travail du Centre d'Economie de la Sorbonne 09059, Université Panthéon-Sorbonne (Paris 1), Centre d'Economie de la Sorbonne.
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