Title
Simulating the impact of immigration on wages and unemploymentSimulating the impact of immigration on wages and unemployment
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Applied Economics
Research group
Economics
Publication type
report
Publication
Antwerpen :UA, [*]
Source (series)
Research paper / UA, Faculty of Applied Economics , 2005:36
Volume/pages
20 p.
1
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
Abstract
This paper looks at the e¤ects of migration in labour market models that allow for un- employment in equilibrium. We include three di¤erent models: a competitive labour market model, a wage bargaining model and an e¢ ciency wage model. We simulate a one-percentage point increase in the labour force due to migration. Simulation results show that e¤ects of migration do not di¤er that much between di¤erent labour market models: wages decrease with 0.3% to 0.4% and the unemployment rate increases with at most 0.24 percentage points. Migration also positively a¤ects public …nancing by increasing government’s budget with 0.3% to 0.5%.
Full text (open access)
https://repository.uantwerpen.be/docman/irua/073a53/9ccbd17a.pdf
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