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The Economic Situation of First- and Second-Generation Immigrants in France, Germany, and the UK


Yann Algan


Universite Paris I Pantheon-Sorbonne - CNRS-EUREQUA; Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)

Christian Dustmann


University College London; Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS); Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)

Albrecht Glitz


Universitat Pompeu Fabra; Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)

Alan Manning


London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Centre for Economic Performance (CEP)


IZA Discussion Paper No. 4514

Abstract:     
A central concern about immigration is the integration into the labour market, not only of the first generation, but also of subsequent generations. Little comparative work exists for Europe's largest economies. France, Germany and the UK have all become, perhaps unwittingly, countries with large immigrant populations albeit with very different ethnic compositions. Today, the descendants of these immigrants live and work in their parents destination countries. This paper presents and discusses comparative evidence on the performance of first- and second-generation immigrants in these countries in terms of education, earnings, and employment.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 41

Keywords: immigration, second-generation immigrants, integration

JEL Classification: J61, F22

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Date posted: November 9, 2009  

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Algan, Yann and Dustmann, Christian and Glitz, Albrecht and Manning, Alan, The Economic Situation of First- and Second-Generation Immigrants in France, Germany, and the UK. IZA Discussion Paper No. 4514. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1501930

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Yann Algan (Contact Author)
Universite Paris I Pantheon-Sorbonne - CNRS-EUREQUA ( email )
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Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)
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Christian Dustmann
University College London ( email )
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Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS)
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Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)
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Albrecht Glitz
Universitat Pompeu Fabra ( email )
Ramon Trias Fargas, 25-27
Barcelona, E-08005
Spain
Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)
P.O. Box 7240
Bonn, D-53072
Germany
Alan Manning
London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Centre for Economic Performance (CEP) ( email )
Houghton Street
London WC2A 2AE
United Kingdom
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