What Happens to the Careers of European Workers When Immigrants â€œTake Their Jobsâ€ ?
Following a representative longitudinal sample of native European residents over the period 1995â€“2001, we identify the effect of the inflows of immigrants on nativesâ€™ career, employment, and wages. We control for individual, country- year, occupation group- year, and occupation group- country heterogeneity and shocks, and construct an imputed inflow of the foreign-born population that is exogenous to local demand shocks. We find that native European workers are more likely to move to occupations associated with higher skills and status when a larger number of immigrants enters their labor market. We find no evidence of an increase in their probability of becoming unemployed.
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