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Monica Garcia-Perez

St. Cloud State University
Dept. Economics
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November 2010Workplace Concentration of Immigrants
with Fredrik Andersson, John C. Haltiwanger, Kristin McCue, Seth Sanders: w16544
To what extent do immigrants and the native-born work in separate workplaces? Do worker and firm characteristics explain the degree of workplace concentration? We explore these questions using a matched employer-employee database that extensively covers employers in selected MSAs. We find that immigrants are much more likely to have immigrant coworkers than are natives, and are particularly likely to work with their compatriots. We find much higher levels of concentration for small businesses than for large ones, that concentration varies substantially across industries, and that concentration is particularly high among immigrants with limited English skills. We also find evidence that neighborhood job networks are strongly positively associated with concentration. The effects of networks ...

Published: Fredrik Andersson & Mónica García-Pérez & John Haltiwanger & Kristin McCue & Seth Sanders, 2014. "Workplace Concentration of Immigrants," Demography, Springer, vol. 51(6), pages 2281-2306, December. citation courtesy of

 
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