Title: The relationship between immigration, labour market conditions and GDP: evidence from the states of the USA

Authors: Burcu Ozcan

Addresses: Department of Economics, Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Firat University, Elazig, 23200, Turkey

Abstract: This study aims at analysing the relationship between immigration, unemployment, wage and income in the 15 host states in the USA that receive the most immigrants. The bootstrap panel Granger causality test developed by Konya (2006) is employed over the period of 1990-2016. The results indicate that immigration aggravates the unemployment level in the domestic labour market in the seven most populated host states, whereas it has no significant impact on the unemployment level in the remaining eight states. Based on these results, some crucial policy implications could be suggested.

Keywords: immigration; unemployment; wage; income; USA; panel causality test; labour market; substitution; complementarity; native workers; supply-side effects; demand-side effects.

DOI: 10.1504/GBER.2020.10029805

Global Business and Economics Review, 2020 Vol.23 No.1, pp.79 - 99

Received: 25 Mar 2018
Accepted: 20 Aug 2018

Published online: 13 Jul 2020 *

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