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Has Migration Been Beneficial for Migrants and Their Children?: Comparing Social Mobility of Turks in Western Europe, Turks in Turkey, and Western European Natives

Zuccotti, CV and Ganzeboom, HBG and Guveli, A (2017) 'Has Migration Been Beneficial for Migrants and Their Children?: Comparing Social Mobility of Turks in Western Europe, Turks in Turkey, and Western European Natives.' International Migration Review, 51 (1). 97 - 126. ISSN 0197-9183

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Abstract

© 2015 by the Center for Migration Studies of New York. All rights reserved. The study compares the social mobility and status attainment of first- and second-generation Turks in nine Western European countries with those of Western European natives and with those of Turks in Turkey. It shows that the children of low-class migrants are more likely to acquire a higher education than their counterparts in Turkey, making them more educationally mobile. Moreover, they successfully convert this education in the Western European labor market, and are upwardly mobile relative to the first generation. When comparing labor market outcomes of second generations relative to Turks in Turkey, however, the results show that the same level of education leads to a higher occupation in Turkey. The implications of these findings are discussed.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
J Political Science > JV Colonies and colonization. Emigration and immigration. International migration
Depositing User: Jim Jamieson
Date Deposited: 04 Nov 2015 10:37
Last Modified: 05 Nov 2017 01:15
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/15388

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