Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/97361
Authors: 
Colussi, Tommaso
Year of Publication: 
2013
Series/Report no.: 
Working Paper, School of Economics and Finance, Queen Mary, University of London 706
Abstract: 
This paper investigates how the job search outcomes of displaced migrants are affected by the labor market outcomes of past co-workers of the same nationality. For this exercise I use matched employer-employee micro data on the universe of private-sector employees in Italy between 1975 and 2001. The analysis shows that a 10 percentage point increase in the network employment rate raises the re-employment probability within 36 months after job loss by 5.7 percentage points. The paper also sheds light on the different mechanisms generating the social effect and it highlights the role of migrant networks in explaining immigrant segregation.
Subjects: 
Migration
Job displacements
Networks
JEL: 
J61
J63
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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