Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/97159
Authors: 
Angelini, Viola
Casi, Laura
Corazzini, Luca
Year of Publication: 
2014
Series/Report no.: 
SOEPpapers on Multidisciplinary Panel Data Research 654
Abstract: 
We empirically assess the relationship between cultural assimilation and subjective well-being of immigrants by using the German Socio-Economic Panel, a longitudinal dataset including information on both the economic and non-economic conditions of the respondents. We find that the more immigrants identify with the German culture and fluently speak the national language, the more they report to be satisfied with their lives. This result is robust to several potential confounding factors, including a large number of individual variables (demographic, educational, social, economic and health), labour market outcomes and the external social conditions of the immigrant.
Subjects: 
assimilation
identity
life-satisfaction
immigration
JEL: 
J15
I31
Z10
F22
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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