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Information asymmetry, education signals and the case of Ethnic and Native Germans

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"This paper analyses the effects of education signals for Ethnic Germans and Germans without a migration background ('Native Germans'). We base our analysis on a sorting model with productivity enhancing effects of education. We compare whether the signalling value differs between the migrants and non-migrants in the German labour market. Starting from the theoretical result that only a separating equilibrium can exist, we find substantial empirical differences between Ethnic and Native Germans with the same formal education level. This empirical analysis is done with a completely new dataset based on administrative data from the German Federal Employment Agency." (Author's abstract, IAB-Doku) ((en))

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Hornig, Stephan O.; Rottmann, Horst; Wapler, Rüdiger (2009): Information asymmetry, education signals and the case of Ethnic and Native Germans. (CESifo working paper, 2683), München, 28 p.
 

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