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Work and health in Switzerland: Immigrants and Natives

  • Rainer Winkelmann


    (Socioeconomic Institute, University of Zurich)

This paper is concerned with a comparison of immigrants and Swiss citizens with respect to level of education, labor market outcomes and healthcare utilization. The evidence is based on data for 1999 from the first wave of the Swiss Household Panel. In order to control for confounding influences, linear and non-linear (negative binomial) regressio nmodels are used. The main result is that differences in economic position between immigrants and Swiss nationals tend to be smaller than those found in other countries. The observed differences (higher employment levels of immigrant women, lower earnings of immigrant men, higher healthcare utilization rates of all immigrants) tend to be no larger than those observed between Swiss citizens living in different parts of the country.

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Paper provided by Socioeconomic Institute - University of Zurich in its series SOI - Working Papers with number 0203.

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Length: 25 pages
Date of creation: Mar 2002
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Handle: RePEc:soz:wpaper:0203
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  1. Andreas Polk, 2002. "Multilateral Agreement On Investments (MAI) - A Critical Assessment From an Industrial Economics Point of View," SOI - Working Papers 0201, Socioeconomic Institute - University of Zurich, revised Feb 2002.
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