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The wage impact of immigration in Germany: New evidence for skill groups and occupations

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  • Steinhardt, Max Friedrich

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The paper contributes to the ongoing debate about the adequate technique to identify the impact of immigration. Initially the regression analysis on the basis of education-experience cells reveals that the impact of immigration on native wages in Germany is negative, but small. The subsequent analysis on the basis of occupations using the same data yields a considerably higher adjustment coefficient and indicates strong wage effects within primary service occupations with a magnitude comparable to results for the US. The analysis therefore demonstrates that the use of formal qualifications as an exclusive classification criterion may lead to an underestimation of the impact of immigration. --

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Paper provided by Hamburg Institute of International Economics (HWWI) in its series HWWI Research Papers with number 1-23.

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Date of creation: 2009
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Keywords: Labour market impact of migration; skill group approach; occupations; fixed effects model;

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  1. Torben Kuhlenkasper & Max Friedrich Steinhardt, 2011. "Unemployment Duration in Germany – A comprehensive study with dynamic hazard models and P-Splines," Norface Discussion Paper Series, Norface Research Programme on Migration, Department of Economics, University College London 2011018, Norface Research Programme on Migration, Department of Economics, University College London.
  2. Anthony Edo, 2013. "The Impact of Immigration on Native Wages and Employment," Documents de travail du Centre d'Economie de la Sorbonne, Université Panthéon-Sorbonne (Paris 1), Centre d'Economie de la Sorbonne 13064, Université Panthéon-Sorbonne (Paris 1), Centre d'Economie de la Sorbonne.
  3. Lucht, Michael & Haas, Anette, 2012. "Heterogeneous Firms and Substitution by Tasks: the Productivity Effect of Migrants," Annual Conference 2012 (Goettingen): New Approaches and Challenges for the Labor Market of the 21st Century 62053, Verein für Socialpolitik / German Economic Association.
  4. Anthony Edo, 2013. "The Impact of Immigration on Native Wages and Employment," Université Paris1 Panthéon-Sorbonne (Post-Print and Working Papers) halshs-00881131, HAL.
  5. Rafal Kierzenkowski & Isabell Koske, 2012. "Less Income Inequality and More Growth – Are they Compatible? Part 8. The Drivers of Labour Income Inequality – A Literature Review," OECD Economics Department Working Papers 931, OECD Publishing.
  6. Anette Haas & Michael Lucht & Norbert Schanne, 2012. "Why to employ both migrants and natives? A study on task-specific substitutability," Norface Discussion Paper Series, Norface Research Programme on Migration, Department of Economics, University College London 2012026, Norface Research Programme on Migration, Department of Economics, University College London.
  7. Boll, Christina, 2010. "Mind the gap!: The amount of German mothers' care bill and its game theoretical issues," HWWI Research Papers 1-29, Hamburg Institute of International Economics (HWWI).
  8. Isabell Koske & Jean-Marc Fournier & Isabelle Wanner, 2012. "Less Income Inequality and More Growth – Are They Compatible? Part 2. The Distribution of Labour Income," OECD Economics Department Working Papers 925, OECD Publishing.

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