How Labor Migrants Fare / Edition 1

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Overview

In the globalized economy, labor migration has become of central importance. A key issue in the analysis of immigration is how the migrants fare in the economy in which they migrate, and how they assimilate towards the behavior of the natives. Using data from the United States, Canada, many European countries, Australia and New Zealand, the chapters study the developments of earnings, employment, unemployment, self-employment, occupational choices and educational attainment after migration. The book also investigates the role of language in labor market integration and examines the situation of illegal, legalized and unwilling migrants. Policy effects are also studied: Among those are the effects of selection criteria of labor market success and the effects immigrants have on the public sector budget of the receiving country. Hence, the book provides a broad picture of the performance of migrants.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783540006657
  • Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
  • Publication date: 4/14/2004
  • Series: Population Economics Series
  • Edition description: 2004
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 424
  • Product dimensions: 0.94 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 6.14 (d)

Table of Contents

Pt. I Introduction
How do labor migrants fare? 1
Pt. II Migration and earnings
Natives and migrants in the London labour market, 1929-1931 13
How much did immigrant "quality" decline in late nineteenth century America? 37
Earnings assimilation of immigrants in Norway - a reappraisal 55
Self-selection, earnings, and out-migration : a longitudinal study of immigrants to Germany 73
Comparing migrants to non-migrants : the case of Dutch migration to New Zealand 97
Pt. III Employment, unemployment, self-employment and occupational success
Declining employment success of immigrant males in Sweden : observed or unobserved characteristics? 121
The employment adjustment of male immigrants in England 139
The English language fluency and occupational success of ethnic minority immigrant men living in English metropolitan areas 167
Labor market assimilation and the self-employment decision of immigrant entrepreneurs 191
Pt. IV Linguistic issues and educational attainment
Immigrant earnings : language skills, linguistic concentrations and the business cycle 223
Cohort effects in the educational attainment of second generation immigrants in Germany : an analysis of census data 251
Pt. V Illegal, legalized and unwilling migrants
Language skills and earnings among legalized aliens 279
Undocumented workers in the labor market : an analysis of the earnings of legal and illegal Mexican immigrants in the United States 307
IRCA's impact on the occupational concentration and mobility of newly-legalized Mexican men 333
Aboriginals as unwilling immigrants : contact, assimilation and labour market outcomes 351
Pt. VI Policy issues : selection criteria and public sector effects
Public policy and the labor market adjustment of new immigrants to Australia 377
Immigrants and the public sector budget - accounting exercises for Sweden 405
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