Are there gender and country of origin differences in immigrant labor market outcomes across European destinations?

Alicia Adsera, Barry R. Chiswick

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Abstract

The 1994-2000 waves of the European Community Household Panel are used to study the earnings of immigrants as compared to native workers in 15 European countries. At the time of arrival, there is a significant negative partial effect of foreign birth on individual earnings compared to the native born in the destination of around 40%. These differences vary across origins and destinations and by gender. Immigrant earnings catch-up to those of the native born after around 18 years in the destination. Schooling matters more for earnings for women, whereas, language skills are relatively more important for men.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)495-526
Number of pages32
JournalJournal of Population Economics
Volume20
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2007
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Demography
  • Economics and Econometrics

Keywords

  • Earnings
  • Gender
  • Immigration

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