Interactions between local and migrant workers at the workplace

Gil S. Epstein, Yosef Mealem

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In this chapter, we consider the interaction between local workers and migrants in the production process of a firm. Both local workers and migrants can invest effort in assimilation activities to increase the assimilation of the migrants into the firm and so increase their interaction and production activities. We consider the effect the relative size (in the firm) of each group and the cost of activities has on the assimilation process of the migrants.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMigration and Culture
PublisherEmerald Group Publishing Ltd.
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)9780857241535
StatePublished - 2010

Publication series

NameFrontiers of Economics and Globalization
ISSN (Print)1574-8715

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
Financial support from the Adar Foundation of the Economics Department of Bar-Ilan University is gratefully acknowledged.


  • Assimilation
  • Contracts
  • Ethnicity
  • Harassment
  • Market structure
  • Networks


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