Modelling the impact of foreign workers on native's unemployment rate

Atif Awad, Ishak Yussof, Rahmah Ismail

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Present study examines the direct and indirect effects of foreign workers on native's unemployment rate for Malaysia economy during the period between 1982 and 2012. We had constructed two models. The first was in regard to the direct effects; while the second included both the direct and the indirect effects. Interestingly, our results showed that: in the first model, foreign workers appeared to affect unemployment negatively; and, in the second model, unemployment rate was positively affected by the flow of foreign workers. Our findings were robust, even when we utilized different estimation method or different proxy on some of the variables.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3527-3556
Number of pages30
JournalInternational Journal of Applied Business and Economic Research
Volume13
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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Keywords

  • Demand and supply of labour jel: j61
  • Foreign labour
  • J21
  • J64
  • Unemployment

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  • Business and International Management
  • Economics and Econometrics

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Modelling the impact of foreign workers on native's unemployment rate. / Awad, Atif; Yussof, Ishak; Ismail, Rahmah.

In: International Journal of Applied Business and Economic Research, Vol. 13, No. 6, 2015, p. 3527-3556.

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