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G. Brunello, E. Lodigiani & L. Rocco: Does Low Skilled Immigration Cause Human Capital Polarization?

image-10/02/2017 - 11:21This working paper investigates how immigration affects the educational choices of young natives. Although there is currently a vast amount of literature considering the labor market effects of immigration, less has been done to investigate the educational aspect of immigration. Using Italian provincial data and an instrumental variables strategy, this study shows how the recent increase in the immigration of low-skilled labor has produced human capital polarization.

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Working Paper.pdf1.62 MB