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Job Search Methods and Their Success: A Comparison of Immigrants and Natives in the UK

Frijters, Paul; Shields, Michael A; Price, Stephen Wheatley

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A major issue in the immigration debate concerns whether immigrants take jobs away from natives. In this article, we present new evidence on the job search methods used by immigrants, and their relative success in gaining employment, in the UK. We find that: (1) immigrant job search is less successful than that of natives; (2) immigrants are as likely to gain employment through informal methods as via verifiable routes; (3) the probability of success increases with years since migration. The...[Show more]

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Date published: 2005
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/83375
Source: The Economic Journal
DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-0297.2005.01040.x

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