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Immigration and labor market mobility in Israel, 1990-2009

Author: Sarit Cohen Goldner; Zvi Eckstein; Yoram Weiss
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2012.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sarit Cohen Goldner; Zvi Eckstein; Yoram Weiss
ISBN: 9780262017671 0262017679
OCLC Number: 768041899
Description: xiv, 306 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Machine generated contents note: 1. Introduction --
1.1. Introduction --
1.2. Background --
1.3. Description of the Chapters --
1.4. Lessons --
2. The Aggregate Macroeconomic Impact of a Large Inflow of Immigrants --
2.1. Introduction --
2.2. Natives and Immigrants in the Labor Market --
2.3. The Capital --
Labor Ratio --
Trends and Adjustment --
2.4. An Open-Economy Equilibrium Model with Adjustment Costs --
2.4.1. Model Specification --
2.4.2. Calibration --
2.4.3. Simulations --
2.4.4. Related Literature --
2.5. Immigration and GNP Growth: A Puzzle? --
2.6. Summary --
Appendix: Quality-Adjusted Labor --
3. On the Wage Growth of Immigrants --
3.1. Introduction --
3.2. A Model for Immigrant Earning Equations --
3.3. The Empirical Earning Function --
3.4. Data --
3.5. Estimation Results --
3.5.1. Results for Natives --
3.5.2. Results for Immigrants --
3.6. Decomposition of Wage Growth --
3.7. Occupational Transitions --
3.8. Convergence of Wages --
3.8.1. Convergence of Residual Distributions --
3.8.2. Convergence of Average Wages --
3.9. Summary --
4. Immigrants' Choice of Employment, Occupation, and Human Capital: Dynamic Stochastic Empirical Models --
4.1. Introduction --
4.2. The Data --
4.2.1. (A) Females --
4.2.2. (B) Males --
4.3. Model Specifications --
4.3.1. (A) Females --
4.3.2. (B) Males --
4.4. Solution and Estimation Methods --
4.4.1. Solution --
4.4.2. Estimation Method --
4.4.3. Identification --
4.5. Results --
4.5.1. The Model's Fit --
4.5.2. Estimated Parameters --
4.6. Policy Analysis: Training --
4.6.1. (A) Females --
4.6.2. (B) Males --
4.6.3. Summary --
4.7. Verification of the Model: Out-of-Sample Predictions --
4.7.1. Out-of-Sample Predictions --
4.7.2. Aggregate Trends --
4.7.3. High-Skilled Immigrants --
4.7.4. Summary --
4.8. The Value of Immigrating to Israel --
4.9. Concluding Remarks --
5. Job Search and Loss of Skills --
5.1. Introduction --
5.2. Data --
5.3. The Model --
5.4. Implementation of the Model --
5.5. Results --
5.5.1. Wages --
5.5.2. Nonmonetary Returns --
5.2.3. Job-Offer and Job-Termination Probabilities --
5.2.4. Choice Probabilities and Types --
5.6. The Model's Fit --
5.7. Loss of Human Capital --
5.8. Summary --
Appendix: Supplementary Tables --
6. The Joint Choice of Residential Location and Employment by Immigrants --
6.1. Introduction --
6.2. The Theoretical Model --
6.2.1. The Housing Market --
6.2.2. Production Technology --
6.2.3. The Labor Market --
6.2.4. Wages --
6.2.5. Job-Offer Probabilities --
6.2.6. Job Search --
6.2.7. Utility --
6.2.8. The Immigrant's Problem --
6.2.9. The Model's Predictions --
6.3. Model Specification --
6.3.1. The Value Function --
6.3.2. The Wage Function --
6.3.3. Areas of Residence, Occupations, and Job Search --
6.3.4. Job-Offer Probabilities --
6.3.5. The Immigrant's Choice on Arrival in Israel --
6.4. Estimation and Identification --
6.5. Data --
6.6. Results --
6.6.1. Wage Parameters --
6.6.2. Job-Offer Probability Parameters --
6.6.3. Weight of the Monetary Component in Immigrants' Choices --
6.6.4. The Probability of Search on Each Path --
6.6.5. Nonemployment --
6.6.6. Distribution of Immigrants by Area of Residence and Occupation --
6.6.7. The Probability of Moving between Areas of Residence and Occupations --
6.6.8. Utilization of the Immigrants' Human Capital in Israel --
6.7. Comparison of the Model's Prediction to Other Data Sources --
6.8. Conclusions --
Appendix A Supplementary Model for Estimating the Wage Premium and Rate of Promotion --
Appendix B Supplementary Tables --
7. Immigrants from the FSU after Twenty Years in Israel: Evidence and Interpretation --
7.1. Introduction --
7.2. Employment, Occupations, and Wages --
7.3. Social Indicators --
7.3.1. Housing --
7.3.2. Marriage Patterns --
7.4. Return Migration and Out-Migration --
7.5. Concluding Remarks.
Responsibility: Sarit Cohen Goldner, Zvi Eckstein, and Yoram Weiss.

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