Declining employment success of immigrant males in Sweden: Observed or unobserved characteristics?
- Pieter BevelanderAffiliated withDepartment of Economic History, Lund University
- , Helena Skyt NielsenAffiliated withDepartment of Economics, Aarhus School of Business
Focusing on Nordic and Yugoslavian immigrant males, we study the determinants of employment success of natives and immigrants in Sweden. Furthermore, we investigate the reasons behind the arising gap in employment success between Swedes and immigrants from 1970 to 1990. In a decomposition analysis, we find that the main part of the decline in the employment probability of immigrants relative to Swedes over time is explained by a change in coefficients (unobserved characteristics) rather than a change in determinants (observed characteristics).
Key wordsEmployment probability assimilation decomposition
JEL classificationF22 F23 J30
- Declining employment success of immigrant males in Sweden: Observed or unobserved characteristics?
- Book Title
- How Labor Migrants Fare
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- Part III
- pp 121-137
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- Population Economics
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- Springer Berlin Heidelberg
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- Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
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- 1. Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit (IZA)
- 2. Population Studies Center, University of Pennsylvania
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- 3. Department of Economic History, Lund University, Box 7083, S-220 07, Lund, Sweden
- 4. Department of Economics, Aarhus School of Business, Fuglesangs Allé 20, DK-8210, Aarhus V, Denmark
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