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The Distribution of Discrimination in Immigrant Earnings : Evidence from Britain 1974-1993

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  • Denny, K-J
  • Harmon, C-P
  • Roche, M-J

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This paper uses the General Household Survey data for the UK to study earnings discrimination between natives and migrants. The key result is that the main source of discrimination is ethnicity rather than migrant status per se.

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Paper provided by College Dublin, Department of Political Economy- in its series Papers with number 97/21.

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Length: 17 pages
Date of creation: 1997
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Handle: RePEc:fth:dublec:97/21

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Keywords: DISCRIMINATION ; INCOME DISTRIBUTION;

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  1. David G. Blanchflower & Andrew J. Oswald, 1989. "The Wage Curve," NBER Working Papers 3181, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  2. Colm Harmon; & Ian Walker, 1995. "Estimates of Economic Return to Schooling in the UK," Economics, Finance and Accounting Department Working Paper Series, Department of Economics, Finance and Accounting, National University of Ireland - Maynooth n540195, Department of Economics, Finance and Accounting, National University of Ireland - Maynooth.
  3. Rachel M. Friedberg, 1996. "You Can't Take It With You? Immigrant Assimilation and the Portability of Human Capital," NBER Working Papers 5837, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  4. Bell, Brian D, 1997. "The Performance of Immigrants in the United Kingdom: Evidence from the GHS," Economic Journal, Royal Economic Society, Royal Economic Society, vol. 107(441), pages 333-44, March.
  5. Farley, Reynolds, 1990. "Blacks, Hispanics, and White Ethnic Groups: Are Blacks Uniquely Disadvantaged?," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 80(2), pages 237-41, May.
  6. George J. Borjas, 1987. "Self-Selection and the Earnings of Immigrants," NBER Working Papers 2248, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  7. Mark B. Stewart, 1982. "Racial Discrimination and Occupational Attainment in Britain," Working Papers 538, Princeton University, Department of Economics, Industrial Relations Section..
  8. McNabb, Robert & Psacharopoulos, George, 1981. "Racial Earnings Differentials in the U.K," Oxford Economic Papers, Oxford University Press, vol. 33(3), pages 413-25, November.
  9. Chiswick, Barry R, 1980. "The Earnings of White and Coloured Male Immigrants in Britain," Economica, London School of Economics and Political Science, London School of Economics and Political Science, vol. 47(185), pages 81-87, February.
  10. Harmon, C & Ian Walker, 1995. "Estimates of the economic return to schooling for the UK," IFS Working Papers, Institute for Fiscal Studies W95/12, Institute for Fiscal Studies.
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Cited by:
  1. Bodvarsson, Orn & Sessions, John, 2010. "Nationality Discrimination in the Labor Market : Theory and Test," Department of Economics Working Papers 19997, University of Bath, Department of Economics.
  2. Coral del Río & Carlos Gradín & Olga Cantó, 2006. "The measurement of gender wage discrimination: The distributional approach revisited," Working Papers 25, ECINEQ, Society for the Study of Economic Inequality.
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  4. Priscillia Hunt, 2012. "From the bottom to the top: a more complete picture of the immigrant-native wage gap in Britain," IZA Journal of Migration, Springer, Springer, vol. 1(1), pages 1-18, December.

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