The substitutability of immigrants and native workers in France: use of a production function
AbstractThis 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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Bibliographic InfoPaper 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.
Length: 19 pages
Date of creation: 2011
Date of revision: 2011
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Immigration; Substitutability; Production Function; Employment; Wages;
Find related papers by JEL classification:
- J61 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - Geographic Labor Mobility; Immigrant Workers
- C39 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables - - - Other
- D24 - Microeconomics - - Production and Organizations - - - Production; Cost; Capital; Capital, Total Factor, and Multifactor Productivity; Capacity
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2011-07-27 (All new papers)
- NEP-EEC-2011-07-27 (European Economics)
- NEP-EUR-2011-07-27 (Microeconomic European Issues)
- NEP-LAB-2011-07-27 (Labour Economics)
- NEP-MIG-2011-07-27 (Economics of Human Migration)
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