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

41 Pages Posted: 9 Nov 2009  

Yann Algan

Universite Paris I Pantheon-Sorbonne - CNRS-EUREQUA; IZA Institute of Labor Economics

Christian Dustmann

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

Albrecht Glitz

Universitat Pompeu Fabra; IZA Institute of Labor Economics

Alan Manning

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

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.

Keywords: immigration, second-generation immigrants, integration

JEL Classification: J61, F22

Suggested Citation

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: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1501930

Yann Algan (Contact Author)

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Albrecht Glitz

Universitat Pompeu Fabra ( email )

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Alan Manning

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