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Wage policies and the integration of immigrants
Uppsala University, Sweden;Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN), Sweden.
Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Economics and Statistics. Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN), Sweden.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-4945-1577
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Abstract [en]

Most Nordic countries struggle with the integration of low-skilled immigrants. Relying on research from primarily the Nordics, we discuss to what extent minimum wage reductions can improve labour market prospects for immigrants, whether unskilled and low-pay jobs serve as stepping stones to more qualified and higher-paid jobs and how wages of incumbent workers would be affected by lower minimum wages. We argue that targeted minimum wage reductions aimed at new, previously non-existing jobs and increased differentiation of minimum wages according to experience provide an appropriate balance between the conflicting goals of high employment and low wage inequality.

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Linnaeus University Centre for Discrimination and Integration Studies , 2019. , p. 30
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Working paper series: Linnaeus University Centre for Discrimination and Integration Studies ; 2019:4
Keywords [en]
Integration of immigrants, Minimum wages, Wage policies
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Economics
Research subject
Economy, Economics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-90513OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-90513DiVA, id: diva2:1377573
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The Jan Wallander and Tom Hedelius FoundationMarianne and Marcus Wallenberg Foundation
Note

This is a slightly longer version of Ek and Skedinger (2019), We thank Pernilla Andersson Joona, the editors, participants at the seminar arranged by Nordregio on November 6, 2018, and an anonymous reviewer for valuable comments and suggestions. The second author gratefully acknowledges financial support from Jan Wallanders och Tom Hedelius stiftelse and the Marianne and Marcus Wallenberg Foundation.

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