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The effect of immigration on wages in three european countries

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  • Aslan Zorlu
  • Joop Hartog

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We analyse the impact of immigrants on natives’ wages from reduced form wage equations for The Netherlands, United Kingdom and Norway. We find very small effects on natives’ wages and no dominant robust patterns of substitution and complementarity. Effects on earlier immigrants’ own wages are larger but less reliable. Further work should focus on these own effects Copyright Springer-Verlag 2005

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  • Aslan Zorlu & Joop Hartog, 2005. "The effect of immigration on wages in three european countries," Journal of Population Economics, Springer;European Society for Population Economics, vol. 18(1), pages 113-151, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:jopoec:v:18:y:2005:i:1:p:113-151
    DOI: 10.1007/s00148-004-0204-3
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    Keywords

    J15; J31; Immigration; wages;
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    JEL classification:

    • J15 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Economics of Minorities, Races, Indigenous Peoples, and Immigrants; Non-labor Discrimination
    • J31 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs - - - Wage Level and Structure; Wage Differentials

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