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Job mobility as a new explanation for the immigrant-native wage gap : a longitudinal analysis for the German labor market

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  • Brenzel, Hanna

    (Institute for Employment Research (IAB), Nuremberg, Germany)

  • Reichelt, Malte

    (Institute for Employment Research (IAB), Nuremberg, Germany)

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"Theoretically, wage gaps between migrants and natives can be explained by human capital theory through either depreciation in human capital with migration or differences in endowments. However, even after considering human capital measures, an unexplained difference remains. We assume that differences in the employment trajectories of migrants and natives contribute to wages that diverge after labor market entrance. Utilizing a rich longitudinal data set (ALWA-ADIAB), we analyze the job mobility of migrants and natives in Germany and distinguish among voluntary, involuntary, internal and other job changes. Indeed, we find evidence for differences in transition patterns and - using several fixed-effects regressions - are able to explain a substantial part of the gap between migrants' and natives' hourly wages by differences in job change behavior." (Author's abstract, IAB-Doku) ((en))

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  • Brenzel, Hanna & Reichelt, Malte, 2015. "Job mobility as a new explanation for the immigrant-native wage gap : a longitudinal analysis for the German labor market," IAB-Discussion Paper 201512, Institut für Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung (IAB), Nürnberg [Institute for Employment Research, Nuremberg, Germany].
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    Keywords

    Bundesrepublik Deutschland ; ausländische Arbeitnehmer ; berufliche Mobilität ; Einwanderer ; IAB-Datensatz Arbeiten und Lernen ; Inländer ; Lohnunterschied ; Arbeitskräftemobilität ; Ursache ; Arbeitsplatzwechsel ; zwischenbetriebliche Mobilität ; 1993-2008;
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    • 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
    • J61 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - Geographic Labor Mobility; Immigrant Workers
    • J62 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - Job, Occupational and Intergenerational Mobility; Promotion

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