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Ethnic Identity and the Employment Outcomes of Immigrants: Evidence from France

Delaporte, Isaure (2019) Ethnic Identity and the Employment Outcomes of Immigrants: Evidence from France. Working paper. Munich Society for the Promotion of Economic Research - CESifo GmbH

Abstract

The objective of this paper is twofold: first, to determine the immigrants’ ethnic identity, i.e. the degree of identification to the culture and society of the country of origin and the host country and second, to investigate the impact of ethnic identity on the immigrants’ employment outcomes. Using rich survey data from France and relying on a polychoric principal component analysis, this paper proposes two richer measures of ethnic identity than the ones used in the literature, namely: i) the degree of commitment to the origin country culture and ii) the extent to which the individual holds multiple identities. The paper investigates the impact of the ethnic identity measures on the employment outcomes of immigrants in France. The results show that having multiple identities improves the employment outcomes of the migrants and contribute to help design effective post-immigration policies.

Item Type: Monograph (Working paper)
Additional information: CESifo Working Paper No. 7651, Category 4: Labour Markets
Uncontrolled keywords: Ethnic Identity, Immigration, Employment, Polychoric Principal Component Analysis.
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Economics
Depositing User: I. Delaporte
Date Deposited: 16 Jun 2019 15:40 UTC
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2019 11:48 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/74424 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Delaporte, Isaure: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0279-2032
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