Social capital and immigrants' labour market performance

Piracha, Matloob and Tani, Massimiliano and Vaira-Lucero, Mathias (2016) Social capital and immigrants' labour market performance. Papers in Regional Science, 95 (S1). S107-S126. ISSN 1056-8190. E-ISSN 1435-5957. (doi:https://doi.org/10.1111/pirs.12117) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

This paper analyses the role of social capital on immigrants’ labour market outcomes. We use the “principal component analysis” (PCA) to build an index of social networks and explore its impact on the probability of getting a job and on wage levels using the Households Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) longitudinal survey data. We find a positive effect of social capital on migrants’ employment outcomes and wages, especially for women. Distinguishing employment into blue and white-collar jobs, we find that social capital only affects the probability of getting a white-collar job. These results suggest that promoting opportunities to create social capital has a beneficial effect on migrants’ integration in the host country.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: Immigrants; labour market; social capital; HILDA survey; Australia
Subjects: H Social Sciences
H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Economics
Depositing User: Matloob Piracha
Date Deposited: 05 Apr 2016 09:50 UTC
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2016 13:42 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/54786 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Piracha, Matloob: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0885-349X
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