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Labour market adjustment in the Spanish regions: a first examination to the immigration shock, 1995-2002

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  • José V. Blanes

    () (Dep. Economics, Quantitative methods and economic History. University Pablo de Olavide)

  • Francisco Requena

    () (Dept. of Applied Economics. Faculty of Economics. University of Valencia)

  • Guadalupe Serrano

    () (Dept. of Economic Analysis. Faculty of Economics. University of Valencia)

Abstract

We investigate the effects of an immigration shock, which is still on course, in the productive structure of Spanish regions in a Heckscher-Ohlin framework. Immigration alters relative factor endowment composition across Spanish regions. The persistence of rigidities in the regional labour markets conditions the absorption of this labour supply shock and gives the clues to understand and anticipate future changes in regional labour markets. Moreover, we test the extent of production techniques homogeneity across regions and industries. We provide evidence that immigration had no perverse effects on regional labour markets over the period 1995-2002. Firstly, a large proportion of the observed changes came from a generalised skill biased technological change that decreases primary educated employment. Secondly, there is evidence that supports the existence of a Rybczynksi effect in the factor mix-output mix relationship. Finally, our findings also support the existence of factor price equalisation across Spanish regions.

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  • José V. Blanes & Francisco Requena & Guadalupe Serrano, 2011. "Labour market adjustment in the Spanish regions: a first examination to the immigration shock, 1995-2002," Working Papers 1123, Department of Applied Economics II, Universidad de Valencia.
  • Handle: RePEc:eec:wpaper:1123
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    Keywords

    Immigration; Technological change; Rybczynksi effect; Factor Price Equalisation;

    JEL classification:

    • F16 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Trade and Labor Market Interactions
    • F22 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - International Migration
    • J61 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - Geographic Labor Mobility; Immigrant Workers

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