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Replication data for: Task Specialization, Immigration, and Wages

Version
1
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Peri, Giovanni
  • Sparber, Chad
Publication Date
2009-07-01
Description
  • Abstract

    Large inflows of less educated immigrants may reduce wages paid to comparably-educated, native-born workers. However, if less educated foreign- and native-born workers specialize in different production tasks, because of different abilities, immigration will cause natives to reallocate their task supply, thereby reducing downward wage pressure. Using occupational task-intensity data from the O*NET dataset and individual US census data, we demonstrate that foreign-born workers specialize in occupations intensive in manual-physical labor skills while natives pursue jobs more intensive in communication-language tasks. This mechanism can explain why economic analyses find only modest wage consequences of immigration for less educated native-born workers. (JEL J24, J31, J61)
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Relations
  • Is supplement to
    DOI: 10.1257/app.1.3.135 (Text)
Publications
  • Peri, Giovanni, and Chad Sparber. “Task Specialization, Immigration, and Wages.” American Economic Journal: Applied Economics 1, no. 3 (June 2009): 135–69. https://doi.org/10.1257/app.1.3.135.
    • ID: 10.1257/app.1.3.135 (DOI)

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Peri, Giovanni; Sparber, Chad (2009): Replication data for: Task Specialization, Immigration, and Wages. Version: 1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/E113564V1