An article co-authored by M. Kahanec, M. Guzi and L. Mýtna Kureková "How Immigration Grease Is Affected by Economic, Institutional, and Policy Contexts: Evidence from EU Labor Markets"
Published on May 10, 2018 in Journal articles
New article "How Immigration Grease Is Affected by Economic, Institutional, and Policy Contexts: Evidence from EU Labor Markets", now published by Martin Kahanec, Martin Guzi and Lucia Mýtna Kureková is available online.
Theoretical arguments and previous country‐level evidence indicate that immigrants are more fluid than natives in responding to changing skill shortages across countries, occupation groups and industries. The diversity across EU member states enables us to test this hypothesis across various institutional, economic and policy contexts. Drawing on the EU LFS and EU SILC datasets, we study the relationship between residual wage premia as a measure of skill shortages in different occupation‐industry‐country cells and the shares of immigrants and natives working in these cells. We find that immigrants’ responsiveness to skill shortages exceeds that of natives in the EU15, in particular in member states with low GDP, higher levels of immigration from outside EU, and more open immigration and integration policies; but also those with barriers to citizenship acquisition or family reunification. While higher welfare spending seems to exert a lock‐in effect, a comparison across different types of welfare states indicates that institutional complementarities alleviate such effect.
The article is available in Wiley Online Library: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/pdf/10.1111/kykl.12168
The article is also avilable as CELSI discussion paper number 45: https://celsi.sk/en/publications/discussion-papers/detail/56/how-immigration-grease-is-affected-by-economic-institutional-and-policy-contexts-evidence-from-eu-labor-markets/