Individual Resources and Structural Constraints in Immigrants’ Labour Market Integration

  • Irena Kogan
  • Frank Kalter
  • Elisabeth Liebau
  • Yinon Cohen


Entering the labour market, gaining adequate employment and pursuing a successful occupational career are central events in the life course of each individual. Among immigrants such events might occur several times in various societal contexts, implying that opportunities and constraints of these specific social circumstances have to be taken into account. Migration in itself is interconnected with the above-mentioned life course events, so that understanding these interrelationships and figuring out how these might vary across various immigrant origins and socio-economic groups are important aims of the migration-related life course research.


Labour Market Host Country Former Soviet Union Reservation Wage Jewish Immigrant 
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The study was supported by the German-Israeli Foundation for Scientific Research and Development (Grant number 823/2004). Many thanks go to Betty Haire Weyerer for polishing the English of this paper.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Irena Kogan
    • 1
  • Frank Kalter
    • 1
  • Elisabeth Liebau
    • 2
  • Yinon Cohen
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of SociologyUniversity of MannheimMannheimGermany
  2. 2.German Institute for Economic Research (DIW)BerlinGermany
  3. 3.Department of SociologyColumbia UniversityNew YorkUSA

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