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Title:Occupational mobility of immigrants in a low skilled economy: The Spanish case PDF Logo
Authors:Simón, Hipólito
Ramos, Raul
Sanromá, Esteban
Issue Date:2011
Series/Report no.:Discussion paper series // Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit 5581
Abstract:We analyze the occupational mobility of immigrants between their origin countries and Spain and its determinants. We use microdata from the Encuesta Nacional de Inmigrantes to compute an internationally harmonized occupational status index (ISEI) that permits to quantify and properly analyze this kind of mobility. The obtained evidence shows that, in general, immigrants experience a strong occupational downgrading in Spain when compared to their origin countries. This fact is due to the strong downgrading they experience when entering the Spanish labour market and their low improvement in the following years.
Subjects:immigration
occupational mobility
Spain
JEL:J15
J24
J61
J62
Persistent Identifier of the first edition:urn:nbn:de:101:1-201104134032
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:IZA Discussion Papers, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit (IZA)

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