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Immigrant Wage Differentials, Ethnicity and Occupational Clustering

Elliott, R.J.R. and Lindley, J.K. (2006) Immigrant Wage Differentials, Ethnicity and Occupational Clustering. Working Paper. Department of Economics, University of Sheffield ISSN 1749-8368


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We investigate occupational attainment as well as estimating earnings differentials for non-white migrants and non-white natives including occupational effects. We control for the occupational selection of immigrants and compare across native and immigrant groups. Relative to white natives, we find no evidence of an ethnic pay disadvantage for white and South Asian Professional workers. Although occupational segregation and other human capital and socio-economic factors provide a partial explanation for the raw earnings differential, evidence of ethnic based disadvantage in most occupations persists.

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Institution: The University of Sheffield
Academic Units: The University of Sheffield > Faculty of Social Sciences (Sheffield) > Department of Economics (Sheffield) > Sheffield Economics Research Papers Series
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Date Deposited: 20 Oct 2009 15:03
Last Modified: 12 Jun 2014 06:07
Published Version: http://www.shef.ac.uk/economics/research/serps/yea...
Status: Published
Publisher: Department of Economics, University of Sheffield
Identification Number: Sheffield Economic Research Paper Series 2006008
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/9946

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