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Title:Migration, ethnicity and economic integration PDF Logo
Authors:Constant, Amelie F.
Zimmermann, Klaus F.
Issue Date:2009
Series/Report no.:Discussion papers // German Institute for Economic Research 957
Abstract:This chapter deals with the economic and ethnic diversity caused by international labor migration, and their economic integration possibilities. It brings together three strands of literature dealing with the neoclassical economic assimilation, ethnic identities and attitudes towards immigrants and the natives, and provides an analysis in understanding their interactions. The issue of how immigrants fare in the host country especially in terms of their labor force participation and remuneration has been the core of research in the labor migration literature. If immigrants fare as well as the natives, then they are economically assimilated. While some immigrant groups do, most do not, especially in Europe. Of equal importance is how immigrants identify with the culture of their home and receiving countries, and if natives and immigrants have the right attitudes about each other. Ethnic identities and attitudes seem to be less affected by the economic environment but have implications for economic performance.
Subjects:Ethnicity
ethnic identity
acculturation
migrant assimilation
migrant integration
work
cultural economics
JEL:F22
J15
J16
Z10
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:DIW-Diskussionspapiere
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