How Labor Migrants Fare

  • Klaus F. Zimmermann
  • Amelie Constant

Part of the Population Economics book series (POPULATION)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VI
  2. Introduction

    1. Amelie Constant, Klaus F. Zimmermann
      Pages 1-11
  3. Migration and Eamings

  4. Employment, Unemployment, Self-Employment and Occupational Success

  5. Linguistic Issues and Educational Attainment

  6. Illegal, Legalized and Unwilling Migrants

  7. Policy Issues: Selection Criteria and Public Sector Effects

About this book

Introduction

 In the globalized economy, labor migration has become of central importance. A key issue in the analysis of immigration is how the migrants fare in the economy in which they migrate, and how they assimilate towards the behavior of the natives. Using data from the United States, Canada, many European countries, Australia and New Zealand, the chapters study the developments of earnings, employment, unemployment, self-employment, occupational choices and educational attainment after migration. The book also investigates the role of language in labor market integration and examines the situation of illegal, legalized and unwilling migrants. Policy effects are also studied: Among those are the effects of selection criteria of labor market success and the effects immigrants have on the public sector budget of the receiving country. Hence, the book provides a broad picture of the performance of migrants.

Keywords

Assimilation Generation Integration Labor Migration Selecting Migrants Unemployment earnings education labor market labour market migrants migration mobility public policy sweden

Editors and affiliations

  • Klaus F. Zimmermann
    • 1
  • Amelie Constant
    • 2
  1. 1.Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit (IZA)BonnGermany
  2. 2.Population Studies CenterUniversity of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-24753-1
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-53448-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-24753-1
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-6978
  • About this book