Immigrants’ Labor Market Outcomes

Contributions from Multilevel Studies

Romana Careja*

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Resumé

The article reviews 18 studies published between 2000 and 2017 whichuse multilevel techniques and focus on immigrants’ labor market outcomes. It is im-portant to understand why immigrants appear to be at particular risk of experiencingpoor economic outcomes, be it participation in the labor market, labor market at-tainment or income. The multilevel analyses reveal that structural conditions in bothorigin and destination countries are significantly shaping immigrants’ labor marketoutcomes, while other factors (such as social capital) have less clear effects. Thereview also shows that multilevel studies, although they reveal substantial insights,are in want of a better theoretical explanation of the contextual effects, especiallywhen the contexts of interest are at the country level. It concludes that, by incorpo-rating interaction effects and relying on longitudinal data, future multilevel studieshave the potential to better account for immigrants’ economic outcomes
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftKölner Zeitschrift für Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie
Vol/bind71
Udgave nummerSupplement 1
Sider (fra-til)187-220
ISSN0023-2653
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 3. jun. 2019

Fingeraftryk

labor market
immigrant
social capital
economics
rating
labor
income
participation
interaction

Emneord

  • Immigrants’ labor market outcomes
  • Institutionalist
  • Multilevel analysis
  • Psychological and ideological explanations
  • Structuralist
  • Subnational units as macrolevel contexts

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Immigrants’ Labor Market Outcomes : Contributions from Multilevel Studies. / Careja, Romana.

I: Kölner Zeitschrift für Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie, Bind 71, Nr. Supplement 1, 03.06.2019, s. 187-220.

Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftTidsskriftartikelRådgivningpeer review

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