Immigration, housing discrimination and employment
|Titre||Immigration, housing discrimination and employment|
|Type de publication||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2015|
|Auteurs||Boeri, T, De Philippis, M, Patacchini, E, Pellizzari, M|
|Journal||The Economic Journal|
We use a new data set on Italy and a novel identiﬁcation strategy to analyse the relationship betweenmigrants’ employment status and the percentage of non-Italians living nearby. Our data containinformation at the very local level and are representative of both legal and illegal migrants.Identiﬁcation exploits the physical characteristics of local buildings as a source of exogenousvariation in the incidence of migrants. We ﬁnd that migrants residing in more immigrant-dense areasare less likely to be employed. This penalty is higher if the migrants leaving nearby are illegal and it isnot mitigated if they are from own ethnic group or more proﬁcient in Italian.