Information asymmetry, education signals and the case of Ethnic and Native Germans
Abstract"This paper analyses the effects of education signals for Ethnic Germans and Germans without a migration background ('Native Germans'). We base our analysis on a sorting model with productivity enhancing effects of education. We compare whether the signalling value differs between the migrants and non-migrants in the German labour market. Starting from the theoretical result that only a separating equilibrium can exist, we find substantial empirical differences between Ethnic and Native Germans with the same formal education level. This empirical analysis is done with a completely new dataset based on administrative data from the German Federal Employment Agency." (Author's abstract, IAB-Doku) ((en))
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Institut für Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung (IAB), Nürnberg [Institute for Employment Research, Nuremberg, Germany] in its series IAB Discussion Paper with number 200914.
Length: 29 pages
Date of creation: 17 Jul 2009
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integrierte Erwerbsbiografien; Bildungsniveau; Bildungsabschluss; Inländer; Aussiedler; Hochqualifizierte; mittlere Qualifikation; Niedrigqualifizierte; Lohnhöhe; Lohnunterschied;
Other versions of this item:
- Stephan O. Hornig & Horst Rottmann & Rüdiger Wapler, 2009. "Information Asymmetry, Education Signals and the Case of Ethnic and Native Germans," CESifo Working Paper Series 2683, CESifo Group Munich.
- J24 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Human Capital; Skills; Occupational Choice; Labor Productivity
- J31 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs - - - Wage Level and Structure; Wage Differentials
- F22 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - International Migration
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2009-07-28 (All new papers)
- NEP-CTA-2009-07-28 (Contract Theory & Applications)
- NEP-EDU-2009-07-28 (Education)
- NEP-LAB-2009-07-28 (Labour Economics)
- NEP-MIG-2009-07-28 (Economics of Human Migration)
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