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Qualifications, Discrimination, or Assimilation? An Extended Framework for Analysing Immigrant Wage Gaps

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In this paper, we analyze immigrant wage gaps and propose an extension of the traditional wage decomposition technique, which is a synthesis from two strains of literature on ethnic/immigrant wage differences, namely the ?assimilation literature? and the ?discrimination literature?. We estimate separate wage equations for natives and a number of immigrant groups using panel data sample selection models. Based on the estimations, we find that the immigrant wage gap is caused by a lack of qualifications and incomplete assimilation, and that a large fraction of that gap would disappear if only immigrants could find employment and thus accumulate work experience.

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Helena Skyt Nielsen, Michael Rosholm, Nina Smith, Leif Husted

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eng

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http://hdl.handle.net/10419/21225

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