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Negative and Positive Assimilation by Prices and by Quantities

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  • Barry R. Chiswick

    (George Washington University)

  • Paul W. Miller

    (Curtin University)

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This paper considers the labour market assimilation of immigrants in terms of earnings and employment (employment probability, unemployment probability, and hours worked per week). Using the 2006 Australian Census of Population and Housing, the analyses are performed separately by gender, separately by whether or not the origin is an English-speaking developed country (ESDC), and in comparison to the native-born. Among men in general, ‘negative assimilation’ is found for immigrants from the ESDC. Among women, the pattern of assimilation in earnings and employment is more positive than among their male counterparts. This may reflect the greater tendency for female immigrants to be tied movers. Among never married immigrant women from the ESDC, who are more likely than married immigrant women from the same countries to be economic migrants, the pattern of negative assimilation is observed.

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  • Barry R. Chiswick & Paul W. Miller, 2015. "Negative and Positive Assimilation by Prices and by Quantities," Australian Journal of Labour Economics (AJLE), Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre (BCEC), Curtin Business School, vol. 18(1), pages 5-28.
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    Keywords

    Immigrants; Assimilation; Earnings; Hours worked; Employment; Unemployment;
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    JEL classification:

    • 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
    • F22 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - International Migration

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