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Immigrant Wage Differentials, Ethnicity and Occupational Clustering

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  • Robert Elliott
  • Joanne Kathryn Lindley

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    (Department of Economics, The University of Sheffield)

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The economic performance and a related discussion on the existence, or otherwise, of racial discrimination in the UK labour market for migrants and ethnic minorities are of great interest to policymakers. In this paper we investigate the concept of occupational clustering as an explanation for the relatively poor earnings performance of non-white migrants and non-white natives. Although occupational clustering and other human capital and socio-economic factors provide a partial explanation for the raw earnings differential, evidence of ethnic based disadvantage persists.

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Paper provided by The University of Sheffield, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 2006008.

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Length: 27 pages
Date of creation: May 2006
Date of revision: May 2006
Handle: RePEc:shf:wpaper:2006008

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  2. Kohler, Pierre, 2012. "Three essays on the economic and cultural integration of migrants in Switzerland: putting into perspective the influence of economic discrimination and of host society culture," MPRA Paper 38129, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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