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Unemployment, environmental policy, and international migration

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  • Kenji Kondoh
  • Shigemi Yabuuchi

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In this paper, we investigate the effects of an increase in emission tax, a decrease in fixed manufacturing wage rate, and an increased inflow of foreign workers on competitive wages, the environmental stock, the economic welfare of the representative consumer, and employment in the presence of a pollution abatement equipment sector and unemployment. Our main findings are that an increase in emission tax and a decrease in the urban minimum wage rate decrease unemployment, and international immigration may increase the competitive wage rate, employment rate, stock of environmental capital, and economic welfare of the representative worker.

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  • Kenji Kondoh & Shigemi Yabuuchi, 2012. "Unemployment, environmental policy, and international migration," The Journal of International Trade & Economic Development, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 21(5), pages 677-690, October.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:jitecd:v:21:y:2012:i:5:p:677-690
    DOI: 10.1080/09638199.2010.535613
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    1. Li, Xiaochun & Xu, Yuanting & Wang, Dianshuang, 2014. "Environment and labor movement of skilled labor and unskilled labor between sectors," Economic Modelling, Elsevier, vol. 38(C), pages 367-371.
    2. Pi, Jiancai & Zhang, Pengqing, 2017. "Foreign capital, pollution control, and wage inequality in developing countries," International Review of Economics & Finance, Elsevier, vol. 48(C), pages 280-288.
    3. Pan, Lijun & Zhou, Yu, 2013. "International factor mobility, environmental pollution and skilled–unskilled wage inequality in developing countries," Economic Modelling, Elsevier, vol. 33(C), pages 826-831.

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