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American Economic Review: Vol. 102 No. 3 (May 2012)

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The Labor Market Impact of Mandated Employment Verification Systems

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Amuedo-Dorantes, Catalina, and Cynthia Bansak. 2012. "The Labor Market Impact of Mandated Employment Verification Systems." American Economic Review, 102(3): 543-48.

DOI: 10.1257/aer.102.3.543

Abstract

Employment verification systems covered about one out of four people hired in the United States in 2010. In this paper, we evaluate the impact of state-level employment verification mandates on the employment and wages of likely unauthorized workers across the entire United States between 2004 and 2010. We find that E-Verify mandates, particularly those covering all employers, significantly curtail the employment likelihood of likely unauthorized male and female workers. However, they appear to have mixed effects on wages and may redistribute likely unauthorized labor towards industries often benefiting from specific exclusions, such as agriculture or food services.

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Amuedo-Dorantes, Catalina (San Diego State U)
Bansak, Cynthia (St Lawrence U)

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J61: Geographic Labor Mobility; Immigrant Workers
J68: Mobility, Unemployment, and Vacancies: Public Policy


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