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Labour Market Regulation and Migration in Ireland

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  • Frank Walsh

    (University College Dublin)

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We demonstrate that a disproportionately large fraction of migrants in Ireland enter sectors with regulated wages and working conditions. There is a substantial wage penalty associated with being a migrant that varies across migrant groups but disappears within regulated sectors.

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  • Frank Walsh, 2013. "Labour Market Regulation and Migration in Ireland," The Economic and Social Review, Economic and Social Studies, vol. 44(1), pages 85-102.
  • Handle: RePEc:eso:journl:v:44:y:2013:i:1:p:85-102
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    1. Colin Whitston, 2014. "The reform of Joint Labour Committees—the re-commodification of labour?," Industrial Relations Journal, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 45(5), pages 409-423, September.

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