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Job Loss and Immigrant Labor Market Performance

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  • Bratsberg, Bernt

    () (Ragnar Frisch Centre for Economic Research)

  • Raaum, Oddbjørn

    () (Ragnar Frisch Centre for Economic Research)

  • Røed, Knut

    () (Ragnar Frisch Centre for Economic Research)

Abstract

While integration policies typically focus on labor market entry, we present evidence showing that immigrants from low-income countries tend to have more precarious jobs, and face more severe consequences of job loss, than natives. For immigrant workers in the Norwegian private sector, the probability of job loss in the near future is twice that of native workers. Using corporate bankruptcy for identification, we find that the adverse effects of job loss on future employment and earnings are more than twice as large for immigrant employees.

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  • Bratsberg, Bernt & Raaum, Oddbjørn & Røed, Knut, 2016. "Job Loss and Immigrant Labor Market Performance," IZA Discussion Papers 9729, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA).
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    1. Maczulskij, Terhi & Böckerman, Petri & Kosonen, Tuomas, 2018. "Job Displacement, Inter-Regional Mobility and Long-Term Earnings," IZA Discussion Papers 11635, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA).
    2. Edvard N. Larsen & Adrian F. Rogne & Gunn E. Birkelund, 2018. "Perfect for the Job? Overqualification of Immigrants and their Descendants in the Norwegian Labor Market," Social Inclusion, Cogitatio Press, vol. 6(3), pages 78-103.

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    Keywords

    migration; job loss; firm closure; unemployment;

    JEL classification:

    • F22 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - International Migration
    • H55 - Public Economics - - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies - - - Social Security and Public Pensions
    • J24 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Human Capital; Skills; Occupational Choice; Labor Productivity
    • J65 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - Unemployment Insurance; Severance Pay; Plant Closings

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