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Portuguese Immigration: Labor Market Assignment


  • Ana Paula Martins


This research explores the integration of foreign workers in the Portuguese labor market. It develops two subjects: on the one hand, the position of foreign work in the general employment pattern. On the other, the impact of foreigners on the sector wage-skill schedule, i.e., on log earnings regressions.Special importance is given to job qualification, both foreign and total – partly due to data availability. Some evidence on job segmentation between foreign and locals was found. Immigrants seem to have, if any, had a positive influence in total resident earnings.

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  • Ana Paula Martins, 2012. "Portuguese Immigration: Labor Market Assignment," Regional and Sectoral Economic Studies, Euro-American Association of Economic Development, vol. 12(1), pages 99-114.
  • Handle: RePEc:eaa:eerese:v:12:y2012:i:1_7

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    1. Alonso-Borrego, Cesar & Arellano, Manuel, 1999. "Symmetrically Normalized Instrumental-Variable Estimation Using Panel Data," Journal of Business & Economic Statistics, American Statistical Association, vol. 17(1), pages 36-49, January.
    2. Manuel Arellano & Stephen Bond, 1991. "Some Tests of Specification for Panel Data: Monte Carlo Evidence and an Application to Employment Equations," Review of Economic Studies, Oxford University Press, vol. 58(2), pages 277-297.
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    Immigrant Labor.;

    JEL classification:

    • 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
    • J31 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs - - - Wage Level and Structure; Wage Differentials
    • J79 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Labor Discrimination - - - Other


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