CLS Working Papers, Centre for Labour Market and Social Research, Aarhus School of Business, University of Aarhus
Hit Twice? Danish Evidence on the Double-Negative Effect on the Wages of Immigrant Women
(), Helena Skyt Nielsen, Michael Rosholm
() and Nina Smith
Abstract: In this paper, we investigate whether there is a
double-negative effect on the wages of immigrant women in Denmark stemming
from a negative effect from both gender and foreign country of origin. We
estimate separate wage equations for Danes and a number of immigrant groups
correcting for sample selection and individual specific effects. Based on a
Danish panel of register data, we find that all women are affected by a
substantial gender discrimination in wages, but only Pakistani women
experience a double-negative effect.
Keywords: Double-negative effect; Wage assimilation; Immigrants; Gender wage gap; (follow links to similar papers)
JEL-Codes: J15; J16; J31; J71; (follow links to similar papers)
29 pages, May 1, 2000
Revised ed. published as a IZA working paper in 2001.
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