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Title (translated): 
Immigrants' participation in the labour market
Authors: 
Akram, Q. Farooq
Year of Publication: 
1998
Series/Report no.: 
Arbeidsnotat No. 1998/5
Publisher: 
Norges Bank, Oslo
Abstract: 
Kompetanseforskjeller mellom innvandrere og innfødte arbeidere kan være én mulig årsak til at de har ulik ledighets- og sysselsettingsmønster. Innvandrere står overfor en mer usikker avkastning på investeringer i humankapital enn innfødte arbeidere. De står f.eks. overfor en sannsynlighet for tilbakevending og imperfekte gjenbruksmuligheter for humankapital, i tillegg til en sannsynlighet for forskjellsbehandling på det faglærte arbeidsmarkedet. Disse faktorene kan føre til forholdsvis lavere investering i humankapital blant innvandrere og dermed svekke deres tilknytning til arbeidsmarkedet. Forskjeller mellom innvandrergrupper mhp. disse forholdene kan bidra til å forklare forskjellene i ledighets- og sysselsettingsmønsteret blant innvandrere, særlig mellom vestlige og ikke-vestlige innvandrere.;Inequalities in the stocks of human capital between immigrants and native workers may be one source of differences in their unemployment/employment patterns. In comparison to native workers', the immigrants return on investment in human capital may be more uncertain. For instance, in addition to facing the probability of return migration and an imperfect secondhand market for human capital, they face the probability of differential treatment in the skilled labour market. These factors may contribute to lower investment in human capital among immigrants and thereby weaken their bond to the labour market. We may also attribute differences in the patterns of unemployment/employment among immigrants, e.g. between Western and non-Western immigrants, to differences in their exposure to these factors.
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ISBN: 
82-7553-127-6
Creative Commons License: 
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/deed.no
Document Type: 
Working Paper
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