© 2004

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


 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.


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

  • Book Title How Labor Migrants Fare
  • Editors Klaus F. Zimmermann
    Amelie Constant
  • Series Title Population Economics
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-00665-7
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-53448-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-540-24753-1
  • Series ISSN 1431-6978
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VI, 424
  • Number of Illustrations 25 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Population Economics
    Labor Economics
    Sociology, general
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