The Substitutability of Labor between Immigrants and Natives in the Canadian Labor Market: Circa 1995
AbstractThis paper examines the substitutability or complementarity between Canadian-born and immigrant workers. These are examined by estimating a set of wage equations using a Generalized Leontief Production Function. The paper finds that, in general, there is no displacement of Canadian-born workers by immigrants. Recent immigrants affect the native-born positively, while older immigrants are neither substitute nor complement for natives. However, the effects differ across industries. Overall the evidence that immigrants harm the opportunities of native-born workers is scant.
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Date of creation: 15 Feb 2008
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Immigration; substitutability; complementarity; displacement;
Other versions of this item:
- Asadul Islam, 2009. "The substitutability of labor between immigrants and natives in the Canadian labor market: circa 1995," Journal of Population Economics, Springer, vol. 22(1), pages 199-217, January.
- C39 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables - - - Other
- J6 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2008-02-23 (All new papers)
- NEP-LAB-2008-02-23 (Labour Economics)
- NEP-MIG-2008-02-23 (Economics of Human Migration)
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