Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/104692
Authors: 
Constant, Amelie F.
Year of Publication: 
2014
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers 8571
Abstract: 
Immigrants do not fare as well as natives in economic terms; even after including many controls, an unexplained part remains. The ethnic identity entered the field of labor and migration economics in an effort to better explain the economic outcomes of immigrants, their behavior and their often perceived as irrational and suboptimal choices. Quantifying ethnic identity is a major issue; even more challenging is to measure its impact on economic outcomes such as the probability to work or the earnings of immigrants. The thin but burgeoning theoretical and empirical literature shows that ethnic identity has a significant impact on the economic behavior of immigrants.
Subjects: 
assimilation
discrimination
employment
ethnic identity
ethnicity
human capital
identity
immigration
informal networks
labor force participation
labor markets
integration
marginalization
national identity
oppositional identity
separation
wages
work
JEL: 
F22
J15
Z10
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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