Economic integration of migrants in Germany - ISBN: 9783763941254 - (ebook) - von Institut für Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung der Bundesagentur für Arbeit (IAB), Hanna Brenzel, Verlag: Wbv Media - Details - OvW eBook Shop


Economic integration of migrants in Germany

IAB-Bibliothek (Dissertationen), Band 369 1. Aufl.

von: Institut für Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung der Bundesagentur für Arbeit (IAB), Hanna Brenzel

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Verlag: Wbv Media
Format: PDF
Veröffentl.: 29.06.2018
ISBN/EAN: 9783763941254
Sprache: englisch
Anzahl Seiten: 160

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The economic integration of migrants is a key concern, especially in attempting to counteract the impact of demographic change and the impending labor shortage by migration. Moreover, a suc-cessful labor market integration acts as one of the most important integration mechanism in mod-ern labor market societies. In this context, the dissertation evaluates economic integration of mi-grants in Germany from various perspectives. First, Hanna Brenzel shows that differences in job mobility influence wage trajectories of migrants and natives which, in turn, contribute to wage dif-ferentials. Next, she documents the fact that the immigrant-native wage gap is influenced by dif-ferent personality traits. Last, her work demonstrates that there are differences between single and family migrants concerning their respective labor market integration processes. Building on these three main findings, Brenzel not only fosters the understanding of wage differentials, but also broadens the current knowledge about the labor market integration of often neglected groups by bringing them to the fore.
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1 Introduction
1.1 Motivation
1.2 A short history of immigration to Germany
1.3 Contents of the three essays
1.4 Data basis
1.5 Structure of the thesis

2 Job mobility as a new explanation for the immigrantnative wage gap: A longitudinal analysis of the German labor market
2.1 Introduction
2.2 Theoretical background and previous literature
2.3 Analytical approach
2.4 Results
2.5 Robustness checks
2.6 Conclusion

3 Does personality matter? The impact of the Big Five on the migrant and gender wage gaps .
3.1 Introduction
3.2 Related empirical literature
3.3 Research questions and derived hypotheses
3.4 Data and methods
3.6 Results
3.7 Robustness checks
3.8 Concluding remarks

4 Labor market integration of migrants: Are family migrants worse off?
4.1 Introduction
4.2 Migration and family status
4.3 Data and methodology
4.4 Descriptive statistics
4.5 Multivariate results
4.6 Robustness checks
4.7 Conclusion

Conclusion and Outlook
5.1 Main findings
5.2 Limitations and further research
5.3 Policy implications

A Supplements: Job mobility
B Supplements: Does personality matter?
C Supplements: Are family migrants worse off?
Kurzfassung Hanna Brenzel ist wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin am Institut für Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung (IAB).