Occupational Mobility of Ethnic Migrants
Klaus F. Zimmermann
Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA); German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin); University of Bonn; Journal of Population Economics; Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)
Thomas K. Bauer
Rhine-Westphalia Institute for Economic Research (RWI-Essen); University of Bochum - Faculty of Economics; Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)
IZA Discussion Paper No. 58
This paper studies occupational mobility of ethnic German migrants who have entered Germany since 1984. The empirical analysis suggests significant differences in the probability of downward occupational mobility by gender, immigration status, and schooling levels. In general, migrants with higher skill levels face sharper deteriorations in their relative labor market position at the time of immigration, but are also able to reach their original occupational status much faster than low-skilled immigrants.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 26
JEL Classification: J24, J61, J62working papers series
Date posted: February 21, 2000
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