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Unemployed, now what?: The effect of immigration on Unemployment transitions of native workers in the US

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dc.description.abstract Although, one should expect the unemployed population to be the most likely affected by immigration, most of the studies have concentrated on investigating the effects immigration has on the employed population. Little is known on the effects of immigration on labor market transitions out of unemployment. Using the basic monthly Current Population Survey from 2001 and 2013 we match data for individuals who were interviewed in two consecutive months and identify workers transitions out of unemployment. We employ a multinomial model to examine the effects of immigration on out of unemployed transitions, using immigration levels at the state level. The results suggest that immigration does not affect native probabilities of finding a job. Instead, we find that immigration is associated with smaller probabilities of remaining unemployed, contributing to shorter unemployment duration. Still, the shorter unemployment spells are accompanied by higher probabilities of workers leaving the labor force affecting mostly young and less educated people. We also find that immigration does not seem to be related with the probability of native workers migration. en
dc.title Unemployed, now what?: The effect of immigration on Unemployment transitions of native workers in the US en
dc.contributor.author Rios-Avila, Fernando
dc.contributor.author Canavire-Bacarreza, Gustavo
dc.date.accessioned 2018-02-05T20:33:06Z
dc.date.available 2018-02-05T20:33:06Z
dc.date.issued 2018-02-05
dc.identifier.uri http://lacer.lacea.org/handle/123456789/64471
lacea.language.supported en
dc.description Working paper
dc.language.iso en
dc.subject Immigration
dc.subject Unemployment
dc.subject Transitions
dc.type Working Paper


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