Immigration and Heterogeneous Labor in Western Germany : A Labor Market Classification Based on Nonparametric Estimation


Frölich, Markus ; Puhani, Patrick A.


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URL: http://ub-madoc.bib.uni-mannheim.de/443
URN: urn:nbn:de:bsz:180-madoc-4430
Document Type: Working paper
Year of publication: 2002
Publication language: English
Institution: Sonstige Einrichtungen > ZEW - Leibniz-Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung
MADOC publication series: Veröffentlichungen des ZEW (Leibniz-Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung) > ZEW Discussion Papers
Subject: 330 Economics
Classification: JEL: J68 J64 J61 J31 C14 ,
Subject headings (SWD): Arbeitslosigkeit , Lohn , Migration
Abstract: This paper presents a methodology to identify net demand shocks as well as wage rigidities in heterogeneous labor markets on the basis of nonparametric regression. We show how this approach can be used to make suggestions for immigration policy in economies with labor market rigidities. In an application to western Germany it is demonstrated that nonparametric regression is feasible in higher dimensions with only a few thousand observations. In sum, labor markets able to absorb immigrants are characterized by above average age and by professional occupations. On the other hand, labor markets for young workers in service occupations are identified to exhibit rising unemployment due to wage rigidities and are therefore not recommended for immigration.
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