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Migration, Labor Tasks and Production Structure in Europe
Joxhe, Majlinda; Borelli, Stefania; Giuseppe, De Arcangelis


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Keywords :
Rybczynski Effect; International Migration; PIAAC
Abstract :
[en] This paper assesses the effect of the immigration on the production structure in a selection of European countries in 2001-2009 with a task-based approach. The inflow of immigrants represents an increase in the relative supply of manual-physical (or simple) tasks, hence favoring simple-task intensive sectors. We use a new OECD dataset, PIAAC, to calculate the index of simple-task intensity at the country-industry level. The analysis confirms that the increase in migration stocks caused a positive impact on the value added of sectors that use more intensively simple tasks. These effects are more intense when considering countries as Italy and Spain characterized by a recent, rapid and intense inflow of migrants. Endogeneity issues are discussed and instruments based on a gravity approach are used in estimation.
Disciplines :
International economics
Author, co-author :
Joxhe, Majlinda ;  University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance (FDEF) > Center for Research in Economic Analysis (CREA)
Borelli, Stefania;  University of Rome La Sapienza
Giuseppe, De Arcangelis;  University of Rome La Sapienza
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Title :
Migration, Labor Tasks and Production Structure in Europe
Publication date :
March 2017
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