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Table 10 The effect of immigration on the labor force participation of the local population

From: Russian migrants to Russia: assimilation and local labor market effects

  (1) (2) (3)
  Probit FE IV
Percent of immigrants in the regional population −0.002 0.010 −0.006*
  (0.003) (0.016) (0.003)
Male 0.076*** . 0.076***
  (0.008) . (0.009)
Age 0.035*** 0.044*** 0.044***
  (0.003) (0.010) (0.003)
Age squared −0.000*** −0.001*** −0.001***
  (0.000) (0.000) (0.000)
Years of education 0.015*** 0.002 0.017***
  (0.002) (0.002) (0.002)
Married −0.002 −0.032*** −0.003
  (0.007) (0.007) (0.007)
Urban area 0.018* . 0.017
  (0.010) . (0.012)
F-test for the exclusion of the instrument    F(1, 30) = 27.5
Partial R2 for the excluded instrument    0.36
N 44839 44839 44839
pseudo R 2 0.096 0.035 0.072
  1. Robust standard errors in parentheses, clustered at the level of regions; *p < 0.10, **p < 0.05, ***p < 0.01
  2. Dep.var. – dummy equal to one if the person is unemployed (not employed and looking for a job). Year fixed effects included. Excluded instrumental variable in the IV regression – log distance from the center of a region to the border with fSU countries. Sample includes non-immigrants of age 25-55/60 (for men/women)
  3. Source of data – RLMS, years 1995–2009