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Replication data for: Immigrants Equilibrate Local Labor Markets: Evidence from the Great Recession

Version
V0
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Cadena, Brian C.
  • Kovak, Brian K.
Publication Date
2016-01-01
Description
  • Abstract

    This paper demonstrates that low-skilled Mexican-born immigrants' location choices respond strongly to changes in local labor demand, which helps equalize spatial differences in employment outcomes for low-skilled native workers. We leverage the substantial geographic variation in labor demand during the Great Recession to identify migration responses to local shocks and find that low-skilled Mexican-born immigrants respond much more strongly than low-skilled natives. Further, Mexican mobility reduced the incidence of local demand shocks on natives, such that those living in metro areas with a substantial Mexican-born population experienced a roughly 50 percent weaker relationship between local shocks and local employment probabilities. (JEL E32, J15, J23, J24, J61, R23)
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Relations
  • Is supplement to
    DOI: 10.1257/app.20140095 (Text)
Publications
  • Cadena, Brian C., and Brian K. Kovak. “Immigrants Equilibrate Local Labor Markets: Evidence from the Great Recession.” American Economic Journal: Applied Economics 8, no. 1 (January 2016): 257–90. https://doi.org/10.1257/app.20140095.
    • ID: 10.1257/app.20140095 (DOI)

Update Metadata: 2020-05-18 | Issue Number: 2 | Registration Date: 2019-10-12

Cadena, Brian C.; Kovak, Brian K. (2016): Replication data for: Immigrants Equilibrate Local Labor Markets: Evidence from the Great Recession. Version: V0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/E113607