Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/148509
Authors: 
Maani, Sholeh A.
Year of Publication: 
2016
Citation: 
[Journal:] IZA World of Labor [ISSN:] 2054-9571 [Year:] 2016 [Issue:] 284
Abstract: 
Immigrants can initially face significant difficulties integrating into the economy of the host country, due to information gaps about the local labor market, limited language proficiency, and unfamiliarity with the local culture. Settlement in a region where economic and social networks based on familiar cultural or language factors (“ethnic capital”) exist provides an effective strategy for economic integration. As international migration into culturally diverse countries increases, ethnic networks will be important considerations in managing immigration selection, language proficiency requirements, and regional economic policies.
Subjects: 
migrants
ethnic capital
networks
economic resources
location choices
JEL: 
J23
J30
J31
J61
Z13
Z18
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Document Type: 
Article

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