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Title:Ethnic minorities in the European Union: An overview PDF Logo
Authors:Kahanec, Martin
Zaiceva, Anzelica
Zimmermann, Klaus F.
Issue Date:2010
Series/Report no.:Discussion papers // German Institute for Economic Research 1090
Abstract:This paper sheds light on the labor market situation of ethnic minorities in the European Union. Facing a serious measurement challenge and lacking adequate data, we apply several measures of ethnicity and examine various data sources as well as secondary evidence. We find significant gaps between ethnic minority and majority populations in terms of labor market outcomes. In particular, ethnic minorities appear to face disproportional difficulties in finding a job. Although experience in the host country improves the status of immigrant minorities, we do not find any clear assimilation of further immigrant generations. Roma people seem to face particularly grave integration barriers in European labor markets.
Subjects:Ethnicity
ethnic minority
migration
unemployment
labor force participation
labor market
JEL:F22
J15
J61
J71
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:Publikationen von Forscherinnen und Forschern des DIW
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