Employer sanctions, and the welfare of native workers

Oded Stark*, Marcin Jakubek

*Corresponding author for this work

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In response to the imposition of steep enough sanctions for employing illegal migrants, the firm reassigns managers from supervision of production to verification of the legality of its workforce. This impedes production efficiency, reduces wages, and hurts the native workers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)533-536
Number of pages4
JournalEconomics Letters
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes


  • Employer sanctions
  • Illegal migrant workers
  • Natives' welfare
  • The formation of public policy


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