Wages and Immigrant Occupational Composition in Sweden
AbstractThis paper examines the relationship between immigrant occupational composition and wages in Sweden. Effects of changes in proportion of immigrant workers in different occupations on the wage levels of both natives and immigrants are estimated. Our results suggest that increases in immigrant density have only small effects on wages and that the negative relationship between wages and the proportion of immigrant workers in an occupation, observed in data, is almost entirely accounted for by measured and unmeasured worker skills. These results suggest that wage differences across occupations with different densities of immigrants are mainly due to quality sorting and to a lesser extent due to the existence of discrimination.
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Length: 36 pages
Date of creation: Mar 2010
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- Hansen, Jorgen & Wahlberg, Roger & Faisal, Sharif, 2010. "Wages and Immigrant Occupational Composition in Sweden," Working Papers in Economics, University of Gothenburg, Department of Economics 435, University of Gothenburg, Department of Economics.
- J31 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs - - - Wage Level and Structure; Wage Differentials
- J71 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Labor Discrimination - - - Hiring and Firing
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2010-04-04 (All new papers)
- NEP-LAB-2010-04-04 (Labour Economics)
- NEP-MIG-2010-04-04 (Economics of Human Migration)
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