Immigration and displacement across local labour markets

Giulietti, Corrado (2009) Immigration and displacement across local labour markets. Southampton, UK, University of Southampton, 40pp. (Discussion Papers in Economics and Econometrics 0917).


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This paper investigates the impact of contemporary flows of immigrants on internal movements of natives and earlier immigrants across the local authorities of England and Wales. To analyse the impact of immigration, a theoretical framework where natives and immigrants are imperfect substitutes is adopted. The econometric analysis, based on the instrumental variable approach proposed by Card (2001), shows that immigration does not displace native working-age
population; instead, flows of natives are complementary with those of new immigrants. There is evidence of displacement for earlier immigrants, with a substantial impact for those with no or low qualifications. Robustness tests are provided to corroborate the results

Item Type: Monograph (Discussion Paper)
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Keywords: census, displacement, england and wales, migration, local authority
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Social Sciences > Economics
ePrint ID: 71071
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2009Made publicly available
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2010
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 13:01
Centre for Population Change: Understanding Population Change in the 21st Century
Funded by: ESRC National Centre for Research Methods (RES-625-28-0001)
Led by: Jane Cecelia Falkingham
1 January 2009 to 31 December 2013

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