Does IT matter where immigrants work? Traded goods, non-traded goods, and sector specific employment
AbstractImmigrant employment often concentrates in non-traded goods sectors and many immigrants have low inter-sectoral mobility. We consider these observed characteristics of immigrant employment for the question of how immigration affects a nations pattern of production and trade. We model an economy producing three goods; one is non-traded. Domestic labor and capital are domestically mobile but internationally immobile. Some immigrant labor is specific to the non-traded sector. Our model indicates that the output and trade effects of immigration depend importantly on the sector and nature of immigrant employment. Empirical investigation of the models predictions indicates that trade and immigration are complements.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School in its series Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School Working Paper Series with number 2004-14.
Length: 45 pages
Date of creation: 21 Aug 2004
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trade; immigration; non-traded goods; specific factors; panel.;
Other versions of this item:
- Bowen, Harry P. & Pédussel Wu, Jennifer, 2004. "Does it matter where immigrants work? Traded goods, non-traded goods, and sector specific employment," ZEI Working Papers B 16-2004, ZEI - Center for European Integration Studies, University of Bonn.
- C23 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Models with Panel Data; Spatio-temporal Models
- D5 - Microeconomics - - General Equilibrium and Disequilibrium
- F16 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Trade and Labor Market Interactions
- F22 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - International Migration
- J61 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - Geographic Labor Mobility; Immigrant Workers
- O15 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Economic Development: Human Resources; Human Development; Income Distribution; Migration
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- NEP-ALL-2004-08-31 (All new papers)
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