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The substitutability of immigrants and native workers in France: use of a production function

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    This article examines the relationships of substitutability and complementarity between native workers and immigrants in France, depending on skill level, using a translog production function. We analyze the impact of immigrant workers on employment and wages of native workers by taking into account the interrelations between all factors. In general, there is a relationship of complementarity between immigrant workers and native workers, although high and intermediate-skilled migrant workers are respectively substitutable for intermediate and low-skilled native workers.

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    Paper provided by CEREFIGE (Centre Europeen de Recherche en Economie Financiere et Gestion des Entreprises), Universite de Lorraine in its series Cahiers du CEREFIGE with number 1105.

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    Length: 19 pages
    Date of creation: 2011
    Date of revision: 2011
    Handle: RePEc:fie:wpaper:1105

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    Keywords: Immigration; Substitutability; Production Function; Employment; Wages;

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