Pliant like the bamboo: Institutional heterogeneities of host countries and the labour market assimilation of Filipinos around the world

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Crawford School of Public Policy | Arndt-Corden Department of Economics
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Event details

PhD Seminar (Econ)

Date & time

Friday 17 April 2020
11.00am–12.00pm

Venue

Online via Zoom

Speaker

Christopher James R. Cabuay

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Understanding the labor market assimilation of immigrants has been of utmost importance. We explore the role of heterogeneities in cultural institutions, migration networks and immigration policies in the labor market assimilation of Filipinos in Canada, Greece, Malaysia, Spain, and the US. We use the census data of the five countries from the Integrated Public Use Microdata Series International, wage data from ILOSTAT, and institutional data taken from various sources. We find that cultural similarity, migrant networks, and selective immigration policies aid assimilation. We look at differences in returns to human capital, and occupational and industrial mobility as channels of assimilation.

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