Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/196130
Authors: 
Delaporte, Isaure
Year of Publication: 
2019
Series/Report no.: 
GLO Discussion Paper No. 345
Abstract: 
The objective of this paper is twofold: first, to determine the immigrants' ethnic identity, i.e. the degree of identification to the culture and society of the country of origin and the host country and second, to investigate the impact of ethnic identity on the immigrants' employment outcomes. Using rich survey data from France and relying on a polychoric principal component analysis, this paper proposes two richer measures of ethnic identity than the ones used in the literature, namely: i) the degree of commitment to the origin country culture and ii) the extent to which the individual holds multiple identities. The paper investigates the impact of the ethnic identity measures on the employment outcomes of immigrants in France. The results show that having multiple identities improves the employment outcomes of the migrants and contribute to help design effective post-immigration policies.
Subjects: 
Ethnic Identity
Immigration
Employment
Polychoric Principal Component Analysis
JEL: 
J15
J21
J71
Z13
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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