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Unemployment of Non-western Immigrants in the Great Recession

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  • Cerveny, Jakub

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    (Tilburg University)

  • van Ours, Jan C.

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    (Tilburg University)

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This paper examines whether unemployment of non-western immigrant workers in the Netherlands was disproportionally affected by the Great Recession. We analyze unemployment data covering the period November 2007 to February 2013 finding that the Great Recession affected unemployment rates of non-western immigrant workers in absolute terms more than unemployment rates of native workers. However, in relative terms there is not much of a difference. We also find that the sensitivity of individual job finding rates to the aggregate state of the labor market does not differ between natives and non-western immigrants. In combination our findings suggest that the Great Recession did not have a different impact on the unemployment of non-westerns immigrants and native Dutch.

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Paper provided by Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in its series IZA Discussion Papers with number 7598.

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Length: 25 pages
Date of creation: Aug 2013
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Publication status: published in: De Economist, 2013, 161, 463-480.
Handle: RePEc:iza:izadps:dp7598

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Keywords: non-western immigrants; unemployment; Great Recession;

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  1. Hatton, Timothy J., 2014. "The Slump and Immigration Policy in Europe," IZA Discussion Papers 7985, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
  2. Asako Ohinata & Jan C. van Ours, 2013. "Spillover effects of studying with immigrant students; a quantile regression approach," Discussion Papers in Economics 13/23, Department of Economics, University of Leicester.

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