Labour Market Flexibility and Immigrant Adjustment
A comparative analysis of adult male immigrant earnings and unemployment in the US and Australia using a measure of expected earnings shows that immigrants in the US perform relatively well, and the pattern of the differences between immigrant adjustment in the US and Australia appears to have links to differences in methods of pay determination. The results suggest an advantage to a more flexible labour market. A simulation exercise demonstrates the sensitivity of the findings to cohort effects. Copyright 2003. The Economic Society of Australia.
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Volume (Year): 79 (2003)
Issue (Month): 246 (09)
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