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Income gaps between natives and immigrants in Sweden: Are there differences in labor market sectors?

Bakinouskaya, Khrystsina LU (2011) EKHR02 20111
Department of Economic History
Abstract
Earning gaps between natives and immigrants in Sweden have been a widely discussed issue in the literature. The previous studies that examined the wage gaps mostly focused on educational attainment, tenure, generation of immigrants and ethnic origins. The distribution of immigrants’ income within different labor market sectors is almost unexplored. The paper analyzes several determinants of income among natives and immigrants. The effect of education and origin within different labor market sectors is of particular interest. The study reveals that employment within the manufacturing sector has more possibilities of income generation for immigrants and leads to diminishing income gaps among natives and immigrants. Being employed in... (More)
Earning gaps between natives and immigrants in Sweden have been a widely discussed issue in the literature. The previous studies that examined the wage gaps mostly focused on educational attainment, tenure, generation of immigrants and ethnic origins. The distribution of immigrants’ income within different labor market sectors is almost unexplored. The paper analyzes several determinants of income among natives and immigrants. The effect of education and origin within different labor market sectors is of particular interest. The study reveals that employment within the manufacturing sector has more possibilities of income generation for immigrants and leads to diminishing income gaps among natives and immigrants. Being employed in manufacturing sector also shows the upward growth of income for every region of origin and for increase of educational attainment. Tertiary education has a pronounced positive effect on income growth. It was also found that immigrants from Africa and Asia substantially lag behind natives in terms of income from work. The most similar effect of three-way interactions “origin * industry * education” is observed for natives and European immigrants. (Less)
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author
Bakinouskaya, Khrystsina LU
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organization
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EKHR02 20111
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type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
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keywords
Key words: income differentials, labor market sector, origin, education, Sweden, immigrants
language
English
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1976822
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2011-06-20 09:21:29
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  abstract     = {Earning gaps between natives and immigrants in Sweden have been a widely discussed issue in the literature. The previous studies that examined the wage gaps mostly focused on educational attainment, tenure, generation of immigrants and ethnic origins. The distribution of immigrants’ income within different labor market sectors is almost unexplored. The paper analyzes several determinants of income among natives and immigrants. The effect of education and origin within different labor market sectors is of particular interest. The study reveals that employment within the manufacturing sector has more possibilities of income generation for immigrants and leads to diminishing income gaps among natives and immigrants. Being employed in manufacturing sector also shows the upward growth of income for every region of origin and for increase of educational attainment. Tertiary education has a pronounced positive effect on income growth. It was also found that immigrants from Africa and Asia substantially lag behind natives in terms of income from work. The most similar effect of three-way interactions “origin * industry * education” is observed for natives and European immigrants.},
  author       = {Bakinouskaya, Khrystsina},
  keyword      = {Key words: income differentials,labor market sector,origin,education,Sweden,immigrants
},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Income gaps between natives and immigrants in Sweden: Are there differences in labor market sectors?},
  year         = {2011},
}