Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/35948
Authors: 
Constant, Amelie F.
Kahanec, Martin
Rinne, Ulf
Zimmermann, Klaus F.
Year of Publication: 
2009
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers 4660
Abstract: 
This paper is based on recently collected and rich survey data of a representative sample of entrants into unemployment in Germany. Our data include a large number of migration variables, allowing us to adapt a recently developed concept of ethnic identity: the ethnosizer. To shed further light on the native-migrant differences in economic outcomes, we investigate the labor market reintegration, patterns of job search, and reservation wages across unemployed migrants and natives in Germany. Our results indicate that separated migrants have a relatively slow reintegration into the labor market. We explain this finding by arguing that this group exerts a relatively low search effort and that it has reservation wages which are moderate, yet still above the level which would imply similar employment probabilities as other groups of migrants.
Subjects: 
Migration
ethnicity
ethnic identity
ethnosizer
unemployment
job search
reservation wages
JEL: 
F22
J15
J61
J64
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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