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Parties, governments and the integration of immigrants

Aaskoven, Lasse (2020) 'Parties, governments and the integration of immigrants.' Journal of European Public Policy, 27 (7). pp. 995-1014. ISSN 1350-1763

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Integration of immigrants into the labor market is a sizeable policy concern for developed democracies. This article argues that government type influences immigrants’ labor market outcomes. Since immigrant integration constitutes a multidimensional policy space, differences in party preferences and the dynamics of intragovernmental and legislative bargaining make it hard for coalition and minority governments to implement effective labor market integration policies. Consequently, single-party majority governments are better able to foster the labor market integration of immigrants. Fixed-effects estimations in a panel of OECD countries provide evidence in favor of this argument. A single-party majority government reduces the employment gap between the foreign and the native-born population with several percentage points.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Government type; immigrant integration; policy-making; single-party government; veto-actors
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty of Social Sciences > Government, Department of
SWORD Depositor: Elements
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 02 Oct 2019 10:41
Last Modified: 06 Jan 2022 14:03

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