2006–2010

Oppositional Identities and the Labor Market

Särtryck nr 2007:14

Författare: Harminder Battu, McDonald Mwale och Yves ZenouÅr: 2007 Publikation: Journal of Population Economics Årgång (nr): 20 (3) Sidor: 643–667


We develop a model in which nonwhite individuals are defined with respect to their social environment (family, friends, and neighbors) and their attachments to their culture of origin (religion or language), and in which jobs are mainly found through social networks. We find that depending on how strong peer pressures are, nonwhites choose to adopt “oppositional” identities because some individuals may identify with the dominant culture and others may reject that culture, even if it implies adverse labor market outcomes.


Referens:
Battu, Harminder, McDonald Mwale och Yves Zenou (2007), "Oppositional Identities and the Labor Market". Journal of Population Economics 20(3), 643–667.

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