Reservation wages of first- and second-generation migrants

Amelie Constant, Annabelle Krause, Ulf Rinne & Klaus F. Zimmermann


We analyse the reservation wages of first- and second-generation migrants, based on rich survey data of the unemployed in Germany. Our results confirm the hypothesis that reservation wages increase over migrant generations and over time, suggesting that the mobility benefit of immigration may be limited in time.

Keywords: Migration, Unemployment, Job Search, Reservation Wages

JEL Classification: J15, J61, J64

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