Immigration and the Reallocation of Work Health Risks
Giuntella, Osea (University of Pittsburgh)
Mazzona, Fabrizio (Università della Svizzera Italiana)
Nicodemo, Catia (University of Oxford)
Vargas Silva, Carlos (University of Oxford)
Xarxa de Referència en Economia Aplicada (XREAP)

Imprint: Xarxa de Referència en Economia Aplicada (XREAP) 2017
Description: 53 p.
Abstract: This paper studies the effects of immigration on the allocation of occupational physical burden and work injury risks. Using data for England and Wales from the Labour Force Survey (2003-2013), we find that, on average, immigration leads to a reallocation of UK-born workers towards jobs characterized by lower physical burden and injury risk. The results also show important differences across skill groups. Immigration reduces the average physical burden of UK-born workers with medium levels of education, but has no significant effect on those with low levels. These findings, together with the evidence that immigrants report lower injury rates than natives, suggest that the reallocation of tasks could reduce overall health care costs and the human and financial costs typically associated with workplace injuries.
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Language: Anglès.
Series: Xarxa de Referència en Economia Aplicada (XREAP): Documents de treball de la Xarxa de Referència en Economia Aplicada (XREAP)
Series: XREAP ; 2017/12
Document: workingPaper
Subject: Immigrants ; Accidents de treball ; Mercat de treball ; Cost de l'assistència sanitària ; 2003-2013 ; Gran Bretanya ; Industrial accidents ; Labor market ; Cost of medical care ; Great Britain

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