Minimum Wages and the Creation of Illegal Migration
In this paper, we explore employers' decisions regarding the employment of legal and illegal immigrants in the presence of endogenous adjustment cost, minimum wages and an enforcement budget. We show that increasing the employment of legal foreign workers will increase the number of illegal immigrants which will replace the employment of the local population and thus creating illegal migration.
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|Publication status:||published in: Economics Bulletin, 2013, 33 (1), 434-441|
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