2012

Ethnic Networks and Employment Outcomes

Reprint No. 2012:46

Author(s): Eleonora Patacchini and Yves ZenouYear: 2012 Title: Regional Science and Urban Economics Volume (No.): 42 (6) Pages: 938–949
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This paper explores the relationship between residential proximity of individuals from the same ethnic group and the probability of finding a job through social networks, relative to other search methods. Using individual-level data fromtheUK Labour Force survey and spatial statistics techniques,we find that (i) the higher is the percentage of a given ethnic group living nearby, the higher is the probability of finding a job through social contacts; (ii) this effect decays very rapidly with distance. The magnitude, statistical significance and spatial decay of such an effect differ depending on the ethnic group considered. We provide an interpretation of our findings using the network model of Calvó-Armengol and Jackson (2004).
 


Reference:
Patacchini, Eleonora and Yves Zenou (2012), "Ethnic Networks and Employment Outcomes". Regional Science and Urban Economics 42(6), 938–949.

Integrating Immigrants into the Nordic Labour Markets

An Overall Perspective

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Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden face similar problems of integrating large groups of immigrants, especially low-educated ones from outside the EU, into their labour markets. In this volume, edited by Lars Calmfors, IFN, and Nora Sánchez Gassen in cooperation with researchers from across the Nordic Region analyse how labour market integration of immigrants can be promoted. 

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