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Immigrants in the Portuguese labour market

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Using matched employer-employee data, we examine the main characteristics of immigrants in the Portuguese labour market in the 2002-2008 period. We find substantial differences in labour market outcomes between native and immigrant workers and among different nationality groups, in terms of age, gender, tenure, worker flows, geographical and sectoral concentration and education levels. As in other countries, the average wages of immigrants are lower than the wages of natives, even controlling for worker, firm and match characteristics, although growing at a higher pace in the period analysed.
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Economic Bulletin