Immigration and the Distribution of Incomes

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Blau, Francine D.; Kahn, Lawrence; (2013)
  • Publisher: Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute (CESifo) Munich
  • Subject: Frankreich | USA | J61 | Verteilungswirkung | Deutschland | D33 | Großbritannien | Portugal | factor income distribution | Funktionelle Einkommensverteilung | Israel | Österreich | international migration | Beschäftigungseffekt | Einwanderung | OECD-Staaten | Hongkong | Spanien | international migration, factor income distribution | Internationale Wanderung
    • jel: jel:D33 | jel:J61 | jel:J3
      ddc: ddc:330

We review research on the impact of immigration on income distribution. We discuss routes through which immigration can affect income distribution in the host and source countries, including compositional effects and effects on native incomes. Immigration may affect the... View more
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    1988-1991 2000-2001 Absolute Change Relative Change Source: OECD (2008, pp. 82-3).

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