Immigration and Occupational Crowding in the United States
REVIEW OF LABOR ECONOMICS AND INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS
Posted: 4 May 1998
The 1990 National Longitudinal Survey of Youth is utilized to explore the effects that the occupational crowding of immigrants has on the real wages of indigenous and non-U.S. citizen workers already in the United States. Findings include adverse wage effects as a result of the crowding of immigrants in the occupations of the following worker categories: (1) indigenous, unskilled, white or black workers, and (2) non-U.S. citizen, skilled or unskilled black workers. Foreign-born, skilled and white workers already in the U.S. realize a positive effect on their real wages as a result of having a large relative number of non-U.S. citizens in their occupations.
JEL Classification: J30, J31, J44
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