Journal of Population Economics

, Volume 18, Issue 1, pp 113–151 | Cite as

The effect of immigration on wages in three european countries



We analyse the impact of immigrants on natives’ wages from reduced form wage equations for The Netherlands, United Kingdom and Norway. We find very small effects on natives’ wages and no dominant robust patterns of substitution and complementarity. Effects on earlier immigrants’ own wages are larger but less reliable. Further work should focus on these own effects

JEL classification:

J15 J31 


Immigration wages 


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© Springer-Verlag 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.NIMAUniversity of MinhoBraga
  2. 2.Department of EconomicsAIAS and Tinbergen Institute and University of AmsterdamAmsterdamThe Netherlands

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