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The Income Gap Between Natives and Second Generation Immigrants in Sweden: Is Skill the Explanation?
University of Kalmar, Baltic Business School.
2007 (English)In: CReAM Discussion Paper Series 0607Article in journal (Other academic) Published
Abstract [en]

This study uses a cognitive test score, i.e. the Swedish Military Enlistment test, to identify whether the ethnic employment and income gap in Sweden is caused by a pre-market skill gap and/or ethnic discrimination. Since, in principle, every male Swedish citizen takes the test when turning 18, it is possible to bring more evidence to bear on the matter by estimating the employment and income gap for a very large sample of males all born in Sweden, of the same age and the same years of schooling on the test date, but differ as regards their ethnic background, i.e. their parents were born in Sweden or in Southern Europe or outside Europe.

Controlling for the cognitive test score does not affect the ethnic employment gap, nor does controlling for educational differences. On the contrary, for incomes the ethnic income gap almost disappears once the result of the Swedish Military Enlistment test is controlled for. When also controlling for educational differences the income gap widens somewhat, indicating that ethnic discrimination still might be prevalent.

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2007.
Keywords [en]
productive skills, discrimination, incomes, wages
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Economics
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Economy, Economics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-2756OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-2756DiVA, id: diva2:312010
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Paper provided by Centre for Research and Analysis of Migration (CReAM), Department of Economics, University College London in its series CReAM Discussion Paper Series with number 0706. Available from: 2010-04-23 Created: 2010-04-23 Last updated: 2011-09-30Bibliographically approved

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