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Explaining the labor market gaps between immigrants and natives in the OECD
Explaining the labor market gaps between immigrants and natives in the OECD

Author(s): Andreas Bergh
Subject(s): Labor relations, Social differentiation, Migration Studies, Socio-Economic Research
Published by: Transnational Press London
Keywords: Labor market segregation; immigration; inequality;

Summary/Abstract: In most OECD countries immigrants have lower employment and higher unemployment than natives. The gap in the labour market outcomes is larger in countries with more immigrant friendly attitudes. This paper suggests that in countries where labour market institutions are less competitive, native workers face less direct wage competition from immigration.

  • Issue Year: 14/2017
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 251-262
  • Page Count: 12
  • Language: English