Reference : Immigration, occupational choice and public employment
Scientific journals : Article
Business & economic sciences : Economic systems & public economics
http://hdl.handle.net/10993/31010
Immigration, occupational choice and public employment
English
Marchiori, Luca []
Pieretti, Patrice mailto [University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance (FDEF) > Center for Research in Economic Analysis (CREA) >]
Zou, Benteng mailto [University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance (FDEF) > Center for Research in Economic Analysis (CREA) >]
2017
Annales d'Economie et de Statistique = Annals of Economics and Statistics
Institut National de la Statistique et des Etudes Economiques (ADRES)
Yes
International
0769-489X
2115-4430
Paris
France
[en] Immigration ; Occupational choice ; public employment
[en] This paper investigates the theoretical effects of immigration in an occupational
choice model with three sectors: a low-skilled, a high-skilled and a public sector.
The originality of our approach is to consider (i) inter-sectoral mobility of labor and (ii)
public employment. The combination of these two features yields a new mechanism by
which immigration can have positive effects. The model demonstrates that immigration
increases wages in the high-skilled and the public sectors, provided that the immigrant
workforce is not too large and the access to public jobs is not too easy. The average wage
of natives may also increase accordingly. Moreover, immigration may improve workers’
welfare in each sector. Finally, the mechanism underlying these results does not require
complementarity between natives and immigrants.
http://hdl.handle.net/10993/31010

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