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Local Unemployment and the Earnings-Assimilation of Immigrant Men in Sweden: Evidence from Longitudinal Data, 1990-2000

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  • Akay, Alpaslan

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    (Department of Economics, School of Business, Economics and Law, Göteborg University)

  • Tezic, Kerem

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    (SLI, Swedish Institute for Food and Agricultural Economics)

Abstract

The earnings-assimilation of first-generation immigrant men in Sweden was analyzed using eleven waves of panel-data, 1990-2000. Employment-probabilities and earnings were estimated simultaneously in a random-effects model, using a quasifixed effects to control for both individual effects and panel-selectivity due to missing earnings-information. Assuming equal-period effects produced bias which could distort the findings. To correct the bias, local unemployment-rates were used to proxy for changing economy-wide conditions. Labour-market outcomes differed consider- ably across immigrant arrival cohorts, region and country of origin, and educational levels.

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Paper provided by University of Gothenburg, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers in Economics with number 277.

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Length: 36 pages
Date of creation: 05 Dec 2007
Date of revision: 21 Jan 2007
Handle: RePEc:hhs:gunwpe:0277

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Keywords: Immigrants; earnings-assimilation; unbalanced panel; selection-bias; random-effects; Mundlak's formulation; local unemployment-rates;

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  1. Akay, Alpaslan, 2009. "Dynamics of the Employment Assimilation of First-Generation Immigrant Men in Sweden: Comparing Dynamic and Static Assimilation Models with Longitudinal Data," IZA Discussion Papers 4655, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).

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