Minimum Wages and the Creation of Illegal Migration
AbstractIn this paper, we explore employers' decisions regarding the employment of legal and illegal immigrants in the presence of endogenous adjustment cost, minimum wages and an enforcement budget. We show that increasing the employment of legal foreign workers will increase the number of illegal immigrants which will replace the employment of the local population and thus creating illegal migration.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in its series IZA Discussion Papers with number 7220.
Length: 12 pages
Date of creation: Feb 2013
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Publication status: published in: Economics Bulletin, 2013, 33 (1), 434-441
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Other versions of this item:
- Gil S. Epstein & Odelia Heizler (Cohen), 2013. "Minimum wages and the creation of illegal migration," Economics Bulletin, AccessEcon, vol. 33(1), pages 434-441.
- Gil S. Epstein & Odelia Heizler (Cohen), 2013. "Minimum Wages and the Creation of Illegal Migration," Working Papers 2013-02, Department of Economics, Bar-Ilan University.
- Gil S. Epstein & Odelia (Cohen) Heizler, 2013. "Minimum wages and the creation of illegal migration," CReAM Discussion Paper Series 1306, Centre for Research and Analysis of Migration (CReAM), Department of Economics, University College London.
- J3 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs
- K42 - Law and Economics - - Legal Procedure, the Legal System, and Illegal Behavior - - - Illegal Behavior and the Enforcement of Law
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2013-03-16 (All new papers)
- NEP-IUE-2013-03-16 (Informal & Underground Economics)
- NEP-LAB-2013-03-16 (Labour Economics)
- NEP-LMA-2013-03-16 (Labor Markets - Supply, Demand, & Wages)
- NEP-MIG-2013-03-16 (Economics of Human Migration)
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"Illegal Migration, Enforcement and Minimum Wage,"
CReAM Discussion Paper Series
0708, Centre for Research and Analysis of Migration (CReAM), Department of Economics, University College London.
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