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Immigration and the reallocation of work health risks

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This paper studies the effects of immigration on the allocation of occupational physical burden and work injury risks. Using data for England and Wales from the Labour Force Survey (2003–2013), we find that, on average, immigration leads to a reallocation of UK-born workers towards jobs characterised by lower physical burden and injury risk. The results also show important differences across skill groups. Immigration reduces the average physical burden of UK-born workers with medium levels of...

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Peer reviewed
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10.1007/s00148-018-0710-3

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Giuntella, O More by this author
Mazzonna, F More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Social Sciences Division
Department:
Economics
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Societies Other & Companies; Kellogg College; Ageing Institute (OIA)
Oxford college:
Kellogg College
Publisher:
Springer Berlin Heidelberg Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of Population Economics Journal website
Volume:
32
Issue:
3
Pages:
1009–1042
Publication date:
2018-06-21
Acceptance date:
2018-06-07
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EISSN:
1432-1475
ISSN:
0933-1433
Pubs id:
pubs:857109
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uri:625c74fd-492b-4ef0-8ce0-d5a580f1b84a
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uuid:625c74fd-492b-4ef0-8ce0-d5a580f1b84a
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pubs:857109

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