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Employment, Wages, And The Economic Cycle: Differences Between Immigrants And Natives

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In this paper, the authors analyze differences in the cyclical pattern of employment and wages of immigrants and natives for two large immigrant receiving countries, Germany and the UK. They show that, despite large differences in their immigrant populations, there are similar and significant differences in cyclical responses between immigrants and natives in both countries, even conditional on education, age, and location. They decompose changes in outcomes into a secular trend and a business cycle component.

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