Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/161136
Authors: 
Bratsberg, Bernt
Raaum, Oddbjørn
Røed, Knut
Year of Publication: 
2017
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers 10513
Abstract: 
We examine patterns of labor market integration across immigrant groups. The study draws on Norwegian longitudinal administrative data covering labor earnings and social insurance claims over a 25‐year period and presents a comprehensive picture of immigrant‐native employment and social insurance differentials by admission class and by years since entry. For refugees and family immigrants from low‐income source countries, we uncover encouraging signs of labor market integration during an initial period upon admission, but after just 5‐10 years, the integration process goes into reverse with widening immigrant-native employment differentials and rising rates of immigrant social insurance dependency. Yet, the analysis reveals substantial heterogeneity within admission class and points to an important role of host‐country schooling for successful immigrant labor market integration.
Subjects: 
migration
refugees
assimilation
social insurance
JEL: 
F22
H55
J22
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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