The Labor Market Integration of Migrants in Europe: New Evidence from Micro Data

Author/Editor:

Giang Ho ; Rima Turk-Ariss

Publication Date:

November 1, 2018

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

This paper presents novel empirical evidence on the labor market integration of migrants across Europe. It investigates how successfully migrants integrate in 13 European countries by applying a unified framework to analyze a rich micro dataset with over ten million individuals surveyed between 1998 and 2016. Focusing on employment outcomes, we document substantial heterogeneity in the patterns of labor market integration across host countries and by migrant gender and origin. Our results also point to the importance of cohorts and network effects, initial labor market conditions, and the differential impact of education acquired domestically and abroad in determining migrants’ subsequent employment prospects. The analysis has implications for the design of effective integration policies.

Series:

Working Paper No. 18/232

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

November 1, 2018

ISBN/ISSN:

9781484381168/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA2018232

Price:

$18.00 (Academic Rate:$18.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

40

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