The immigrant–native earnings gap across the earnings distribution

Sara Lemos
2014 Applied Economics Letters  
Using the underexplored, sizeable and long longitudinal 1978-2006 UK Lifetime Labour Market Database (LLMDB) we estimate the immigrant-native earnings gap across the entire earnings distribution. We found that immigrants earn 2.3% more than natives on average. While the gap was zero at the 30th percentile, it was negative at the bottom of the distribution and positive above the median. JEL classification: J24 J31 J61 J71 J82 F22. Variable coef s .e. coef s .e. coef s .e. coef s .e. coef s .e.
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doi:10.1080/13504851.2014.943879 fatcat:txnowcy7zvej3fawufqltbps6m