DP2602 Labour Market Interactions Between Legal and Illegal Immigrants
|Author(s):||Gil S Epstein|
|Publication Date:||November 2000|
|Keyword(s):||Guest Workers, Illegal Migration, Legal Migration|
|JEL(s):||F22, K42, P16|
|Programme Areas:||Labour Economics|
|Link to this Page:||www.cepr.org/active/publications/discussion_papers/dp.php?dpno=2602|
This paper looks at the situation of legal immigrants who employ illegal immigrants to provide them with various services. This enables the legal immigrants to allocate more time to other work, thereby increasing their earnings. Illegal immigrants employed by legal immigrants may specialize in certain professions and may themselves employ other illegal immigrants. An economy is evolving whose sole purpose is the provision of services by illegal immigrants for legal immigrants.