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This paper examines the downgrading in job status that immigrant workers suffer when settling in a new country. We consider the massive Venezuelan exodus and the impacts this shock had on the job outcomes of migrants who settled in Chile.
Our approach is based on linear regression analysis and multinomial logistic regression models to estimate the penalty immigrants face. To this end, we use household-level data and employ two job-status indexes.
Results show that migrants who arrived before the 2015 Venezuelan crisis did not face significant downgrading. However, migrants who have arrived after 2015 do. Findings are relevant to understanding the impact of massive and sudden migratory shocks.
Connect with the authors
Author info is current as of February 2023.
- Sunidhi Agarwal ’22 is a Research Consultant at the Inclusion Economics, which is an India center of Inclusion Economics at Yale University.
- Ignacio Ariznavarreta ’22 is an Analyst at Compass Lexecon in Madrid, Spain.
- Nour Chamseddine ’22 is a student in the International Doctorate in Economic Analysis (IDEA) Graduate program organized by UAB and BSE.
- Ricardo Gonçalves ’22 is a Game Data Scientist at Socialpoint in Barcelona.
- Ignacio Ramón Oliva ’22 is a PhD student in Agricultural & Resources Economics at UC Davis in the United States.