Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/51583
Authors: 
Kok, Suzanne
Bosch, Nicole
Deelen, Anja
Euwals, Rob
Year of Publication: 
2011
Series/Report no.: 
Discussion paper series // Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit 5817
Abstract: 
The behaviour of migrant women on the labour market is influenced by a variety of factors, among which the culture of the home and host country. Part of the literature investigates the role of home-country culture. This study extends the literature by including a measure for the influence of host-country culture as an additional determinant of the participation of migrant women. The empirical model explains participation from demographics and educational attainment, and uses home- and host-country female participation as proxies for culture. Evidence on the basis of the Dutch Labour Force Survey 1996-2007 suggests that both differences in home-country female participation and the trend in native female participation, as a measure for host-country culture, affect the participation of migrant women. The results suggest that host-country participation is at least as important as home-country participation.
Subjects: 
female labour force participation
immigration
cultural transmission
JEL: 
J16
J22
J61
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Document Type: 
Working Paper

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