Immigration and Occupational Crowding in the United States

REVIEW OF LABOR ECONOMICS AND INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS

Posted: 4 May 1998

See all articles by Lonnie K. Stevans

Lonnie K. Stevans

Hofstra University - Frank G. Zarb School of Business

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Stevans, Lonnie K., Immigration and Occupational Crowding in the United States. REVIEW OF LABOR ECONOMICS AND INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3212

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Hofstra University - Frank G. Zarb School of Business ( email )

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