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Immigration, diversity and the labour market outcomes of native workers: some recent developments

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  • Ottaviano, Gianmarco I. P.

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This brief essay provides a selective discussion of how in recent years economists in the neoclassical tradition have addressed the questions whether and how immigration affects native workers’ labour market outcomes. In particular, it discusses: the distinction between the displacement, productivity and amenity effects of immigration; the issues that arise in using wage changes to identify those effects; and the problem of assessing a causal link from immigration to natives’ labour market outcomes.

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  • Ottaviano, Gianmarco I. P., 2014. "Immigration, diversity and the labour market outcomes of native workers: some recent developments," LSE Research Online Documents on Economics 60444, London School of Economics and Political Science, LSE Library.
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    Immigration; wages; productivity; cultural diversity;
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    • F22 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - International Migration
    • J31 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs - - - Wage Level and Structure; Wage Differentials
    • J61 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - Geographic Labor Mobility; Immigrant Workers

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