Do as the Neighbors Do: Examining the Effect of Residential Neighborhoods on Labor Market Outcomes

Fredrik Andersson, Simon Burgess, Julia Lane

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Abstract

This paper examines the effect of where immigrants live on their labor market outcomes. We provide robust evidence that both the number and the labor market activity of immigrants’ neighbors affect their employment. In particular, we demonstrate that immigrants are much more likely to be employed in the same firm as their geographic neighbors than are other immigrants.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)373-392
Number of pages20
JournalJournal of Labor Research
Volume35
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 19 2014

Keywords

  • Employment networks
  • Linked employer-employee data
  • Residential networks

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Strategy and Management
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management
  • Management of Technology and Innovation

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