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Different patterns of labour market integration by migration motivation in Europe: the role of host country human capital

Zwysen, WGR (2018) 'Different patterns of labour market integration by migration motivation in Europe: the role of host country human capital.' International Migration Review. ISSN 0197-9183

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Abstract

We study whether individual decisions to invest in the host country, namely obtaining equivalent qualifications, improving language skills, or naturalisation explain differences in labour market integration between migrants depending on their initial motivation. We use cross-national European data from the 2008 ad-hoc module of the Labour Force Survey to analyse migrant gaps in labour market participation, employment, occupational status and precarious employment. We find that different rates of and returns to host country human capital explain a substantial part of the improvements in labour market outcomes with years of residence, particularly for non-economic migrants who experience faster growth on average.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
J Political Science > JV Colonies and colonization. Emigration and immigration. International migration
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Sociology, Department of
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 14 Sep 2017 13:49
Last Modified: 11 Mar 2019 12:27
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/20358

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