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Norwegian

Job Loss and Immigrant Labor Market Performance

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Authors:

Bratsberg, Bernt, Oddbjørn Raaum and Knut Røed

Year:

2018

Reference:

Economica

vol 85(337), 124-151

Summary

While integration policies typically focus on labour market entry, we present evidence showing that immigrants from low-income countries tend to have more precarious jobs, and face more severe consequences of job loss, than natives. For immigrant workers in the Norwegian private sector, the probability of job loss in the near future is more than twice that of native workers. Using corporate bankruptcy filings for identification, we find that the adverse effects of job loss on future employment and earnings are twice as large for immigrant employees from low-income source countries.

JEL:

F22, H55, J24, J65

Keywords:

migration, job loss, firm closure, unemployment

Project:

Oppdragsgiver: Norges forskningsråd
Oppdragsgivers prosjektnr.: 227072
Frisch prosjekt: 1182 - European Strains

Oppdragsgiver: NFR vis ISF
Oppdragsgivers prosjektnr.: 227117
Frisch prosjekt: 1190 - Striving for excellence, learning to cope? -Employer strategies for anaging sick leaves and employee health over the decades