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The Effect of Ethnic Enclaves on Job Matching and Wage Growth: Evidence using Co-worker and City of Birth Networks in the LEHD
April 22, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Dr. Ted Mouw
UNC-CH Associate Professor of Sociology and CPC Faculty Fellow
In his current research on immigration, Professor Mouw is analyzing the effect of immigration on the labor market outcomes of native workers using a unique data set of restricted-access employer-employee data (the Longitudinal Employer Household Data “LEHD”) at the Triangle Census Research Data Center. The LEHD is an administrative data set on the quarterly earnings of all privately employed workers in participating states, constructed from unemployment insurance records. This project uses longitudinal data on over 93 million workers in 30 states from 1992-2008. By following these workers over time, Mouw is able to analyze the way that native workers adapt to immigration by modelling earnings growth and firm, industry, and geographic mobility.