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The employment adjustment of male immigrants in England [chapter]

Stephen Wheatley Price
2004 How Labor Migrants Fare  
In t hi s paper t he em pl oym ent adj ust m ent of i m m i grant m en t o t he Engl i sh l abour m arket i s exam i ned, usi ng 1993-4 dat a f rom t he Q uart erl y Labour Force Survey of t he U ni t ed Ki ngdom . H ypot heses proposed by Chi swi ck (1982), concerni ng t he i m pact of educat i on, pot ent i al l abour m arket experi ence, years si nce i m m i grat i on and count ry of bi rt h on t he em pl oym ent rat e, are i nvest i gat ed usi ng l ogi st i c regressi on anal ysi s. O ur
more » ... anal ysi s. O ur resul t s show t hat bot h whi t e and non-whi t e f orei gn born m en experi ence em pl oym ent di sadvant ages i m m edi at el y af t er ent eri ng t he U K. H owever, f or whi t es, t hi s ef f ect i s t ransi t ory, whereas non-whi t es never at t ai n t he em pl oym ent rat es of nat i ve born m en. The count ry of bi rt h i s al so shown t o be a cruci al det erm i nant of i m m i grant em pl oym ent rat es. K EY W O RD S: Im m i grant s, Em pl oym ent , Et hni c M i nori t i es. JEL CLA SSIFICA TIO N : J61, J23, J15. * The aut hor w oul d l i ke t o t hank Subrat a G hat ak, Ti m ot hy J. H at t on and M i chael A . Shi el ds for hel pful com m ent s on an earl i er versi on of t hi s paper, w hi ch i s a revi sed versi on of chapt er 5 of t he aut hor's PhD t hesi s (W heat l ey Pri ce, 1998), and Barry R. Chi sw i ck for hel pful di scussi ons. The Q uart erl y Labour Force Survey of t he U ni t ed K i ngdom i s used w i t h t he ki nd perm i ssi on of the Cont rol l er of H . M . St at i onary O ffi ce and t he D at a A rchi ve at the U ni versi t y of Essex. ** D epart m ent of Econom i cs, U ni versi t y of Lei cest er, U ni versi t y Road, Lei cest er, LE1 7RH , U . K . ,
doi:10.1007/978-3-540-24753-1_8 fatcat:wa3bftbqxjg6xm3elksoa2hlse