nep-ltv New Economics Papers
on Unemployment, Inequality and Poverty
Issue of 2008‒05‒05
two papers chosen by
Maximo Rossi
University of the Republic

  1. ¿Sufren discrominación salarial los inmigrantes en España? Una perspectiva regional By Mario F. Rueda Narváez; Mª Lucía Navarro Gómez
  2. Understanding Racial Segregation: What is known about the Effect of Housing Discrimination By Stephen L. Ross

  1. By: Mario F. Rueda Narváez (Universidad de Málaga); Mª Lucía Navarro Gómez (Universidad de Málaga)
    Abstract: El presente trabajo pretende aportar evidencia empírica acerca de los salarios de los inmigrantes en España y su posible discriminación en comparación con los de los nuevos trabajadores nativos. Para ello, se utilizan datos procedentes de la Muestra Continua de Vidas Laborales (MCVL, Ministerio de Trabajo y Asuntos Sociales, 2006) que al tener un amplio tamaño muestral permite analizar detalladamente distintos grupos de colectivo inmigrante, por ejemplo, según su región de procedencia y la región (comunidad autónoma) en la que desarrollan su actividad. Metodolódicamente, se estiman ecuaciones de ganancias para españoles y extranjeros mediante modelos Tobit. Posteriormente, se utiliza la metodología propuesta por Jenkins para el análisis distribucional de las diferencias discriminatorias en salarios.
    Keywords: Inmigración, temporalidad, segregación ocupacional
    JEL: J7 F22 C24
    Date: 2008
  2. By: Stephen L. Ross (University of Connecticut)
    Abstract: A central purpose of this chapter is to assess whether the available empirical evidence supports the view that current levels of housing discrimination are a significant contributor to residential segregation in U.S. cities and metropolitan areas. Through the course of this chapter, the reader will find that the empirical patterns of racial segregation in the U.S. are often inconsistent the available evidence on housing discrimination. Admittedly, strong evidence exists that both housing discrimination exists today and that housing discrimination throughout much of the Twentieth Century was central to creating the high levels of segregation that we observe in U.S. metropolitan areas today, but the appropriate policy responses may differ dramatically depending upon how these two phenomena are currently interrelated.
    Keywords: Housing Discrimination, Residential Segregation, Neighborhood Quality
    JEL: J7 L85 R21 R30
    Date: 2008–04

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