The Economic Situation of First- and Second-Generation Immigrants in France, Germany, and the UK
Universite Paris I Pantheon-Sorbonne - CNRS-EUREQUA; Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)
University College London; Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS); Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)
Universitat Pompeu Fabra; Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)
London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Centre for Economic Performance (CEP)
IZA Discussion Paper No. 4514
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
Date posted: November 9, 2009
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