Working Papers in Economics, Department of Economics, University of Bergen
Effect of Cash-Benefit Reform on Immigrantsí Labour Supply and Earnings
Abstract: This paper evaluates the impact of a recent Norwegian
family-policy reform on the labour supply of native and three groups of
immigrant women in Norway. The reform provides cash benefits to families
with one- to three-year-old children, who do not utilize state-subsidized
day-care centres. We find that natives and non-Western immigrants quit the
labour market. However, the effect is trivial for natives whereas it is
more significant for immigrants. Given participation, earnings of natives
and all groups of female immigrants fell after the cash-benefit reform.
Specifically, earnings of non-Western immigrants fell by more than those of
natives and OECD immigrants.
Keywords: Cash-benefit Reform; Integration policy; Immigrants; (follow links to similar papers)
JEL-Codes: I38; J18; J22; (follow links to similar papers)
24 pages, August 1, 2006
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