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Abstract

This paper studies the effects of immigration on the wages of Argentinean native workers over the period 1993-2012. I use a novel micro-dataset which combines household surveys from Argentina and six other Latin American countries. Immigration from these six countries accounts for 95% of the total immigration from Latin American countries. The empirical strategy identifies the effects of the labour supply variation using the -national approach- from Borjas 2003 and a reduced form equation obtained within a CES framework. In order to account for demand-pull shocks, I propose a set of instruments based on labour market conditions in immigrants’ home countries. An alternative specification also explores the hypothesis of heterogeneous impact by country of origin. Overall, findings show a significant negative impact of immigration on wages. IV estimates suggest that OLS results are a lower bound for the partial causal effect. Thus, if confounding demand factors exist, they bias the results toward zero.



Item Type: MPRA Paper -

Original Title: The impact of immigration on the labour market: Evidence from 20 years of cross-border migration to Argentina-

English Title: The impact of immigration on the labour market: Evidence from 20 years of cross-border migration to Argentina-

Language: English-

Keywords: immigration; wages; Argentina; labour market; cross-border migration;-

Subjects: J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J0 - GeneralJ - Labor and Demographic Economics > J2 - Demand and Supply of Labor > J20 - GeneralJ - Labor and Demographic Economics > J3 - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs > J31 - Wage Level and Structure ; Wage DifferentialsJ - Labor and Demographic Economics > J6 - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers > J61 - Geographic Labor Mobility ; Immigrant WorkersO - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth > O5 - Economywide Country Studies > O54 - Latin America ; Caribbean-





Autor: Battiston, Diego

Fuente: https://mpra.ub.uni-muenchen.de/52424/







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