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The curse of inopportune transitions: The labour market behaviour of immigrants and natives in the UK

Demireva, Neli and Kesler, Christel (2011) 'The curse of inopportune transitions: The labour market behaviour of immigrants and natives in the UK.' International Journal of Comparative Sociology, 52 (4). pp. 306-326. ISSN 0020-7152

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Abstract

The article focuses on transitions between employment and not working among immigrants, the second generation and British-born Whites. We find evidence of lower stability in employment for New Commonwealth, Middle Eastern and Turkish immigrants. This penalization holds also for the second generation, especially in terms of exiting unemployment. On the other hand, no disadvantage is noted for labour immigrants from countries recently accessed to the EU such as Romanians and Bulgarians; or, if penalization is observed in the transition matrices, it disappears with controls for personal and labour market characteristics as is the case for EU8 and Eastern European immigrants. The continuous penalization of immigrants in Britain is confirmed; however, a dynamic perspective emphasizes that some immigrants, such as those from Eastern Europe, are less penalized than is observed in cross-sectional analyses.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Britain; ethnic penalization; immigrants; labour market transitions
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty of Social Sciences > Sociology, Department of
SWORD Depositor: Elements
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 24 Jan 2022 10:19
Last Modified: 18 Aug 2022 12:30
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/32116

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