Arbeit, Demografie

Employment convergence of immigrants in the EU: differences across genders, regions of origin and destination

21.10.2009 | HWWI Research Paper 3-20, Hamburg | von Szilvia Hamori

In light of the importance of immigrants’ labour market integration in the host countries, this study examines the employment convergence between foreign-born and native-born in the European Union (EU) based on the EU Labour Force Survey (EU LFS). The evidence points to numerous differences in assimilation patterns across immigrant groups (EU-born versus third country...

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Demografie

Illegal in Europa - Neue Datenbank liefert Zahlen und Dokumentationen

22.02.2009 | HWWI Update 02, Hamburg | von Vesela Kovacheva, Dita Vogel

„Die im Dunklen sieht man nicht“. Deshalb lassen sich auch keine Aussagen dazu machen, wie viele Menschen ohne den erforderlichen Aufenthaltsstatus – und damit illegal – in einem Land leben. So oder ähnlich heißt es oft, wenn man nach dem Umfang irregulärer Migration in Europa fragt. Das HWWI hat eine neuartige Datenbank erstellt, die mehr Transparenz zum Umfang...

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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...

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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...

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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)....

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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...

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