Arbeit, Demografie

The Labor Market Impact of Immigration in Western Germany in the 1990's

01.04.2008 | HWWI Research Paper 3-12, Hamburg | von Francesco D’Amuri, Gianmarco I.P. Ottaviano, Giovanni Peri

We adopt a general equilibrium approach in order to measure the effects of recent immigration on the Western German labor market, looking at both wage and employment effects. Using the Regional File of the IAB Employment Subsample for the period 1987-2001, we find that the substantial immigration of the 1990’s had no adverse effects on native wages and employment...

Mehr

Arbeit, Demografie, Weltwirtschaft

Diversity in the Labour Market: The Legal Framework and Support Services for Migrants entitled to work in the United Kingdom

04.05.2007 | HWWI Policy Paper 3-5, Hamburg | von Alison Hunter

The paper sets out the legal and regulatory framework which applies to migrants who are legally in the United Kingdom and who have the right to work for at least one year.  The first section looks at the rights and restrictions conferred by immigration law which is the basis for considering whether a migrant has the right to work in the UK.  The paper then goes on to...

Mehr

Arbeit, Demografie, Weltwirtschaft

Diversity in the Labour Market: The Legal Framework and Support Services for Migrant Workers in Germany

24.04.2007 | HWWI Policy Paper 3-4, Hamburg | von Kay Hailbronner

This paper describes the legal and regulatory framework under the Immigration Act of 30 July 2004 (Zuwanderungsgesetz). The Immigration Act, made up of several acts and amendments to existing legislation, has established a new concept of managed migration by the Act on Residence, Economic Activity, and Integration of Foreigners on the Federal Territory (Residence Act)....

Mehr

Arbeit, Demografie, Weltwirtschaft

Rethinking the Effects of Immigration on Wages

03.04.2007 | HWWI Research Paper 3-8, Hamburg | von Gianmarco I.P. Ottaviano, Giovanni Peri

This paper asks the following important question: what was the effect of surging immigration on average and individual wages of U.S.-born workers during the period 1990-2004? Building on section VI I of Borjas (2003) we emphasize the need for a general equilibrium approach to analyze this problem. The impact of immigrants on wages of US born workers can be evaluated...

Mehr

Arbeit, Demografie, Konjunktur, Weltwirtschaft

What are the migrants’ contributions to employment and growth? A European approach

09.03.2007 | HWWI Policy Paper 3-3, Hamburg | von Rainer Münz, Thomas Straubhaar, Florin Vadean, Nadia Vadean

The scope of this policy paper is to identify how the EU and its Member States could use availability and skills of today’s and future immigrant populations in order to address economic and demographic challenges. To this end, it provides an analysis of the status quo and suggestions regarding future migration policies at both the Member States’ level and at the EU...

Mehr

Demografie, Weltwirtschaft

The Costs and Benefits of European Immigration

01.10.2006 | HWWI Policy Report 3, Hamburg | von Rainer Münz, Thomas Straubhaar, Florin Vadean, Nadia Vadean

In the early 21st century Europe is confronted with an ageing population, stagnating or even declining native populations, high unemployment and in the most key countries also with slow economic growth. At the same time Europe remains one of the prime destinations of international migration. Free movement of people is a means of creating an integrated Europe....

Mehr