Occupational Mobility of Ethnic Migrants

26 Pages Posted: 21 Feb 2000

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Klaus F. Zimmermann

Global Labor Organization (GLO); UNU-MERIT; Maastricht University, Department of Economics; Free University Berlin; University of Bonn; Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR); Journal of Population Economics

Thomas K. Bauer

Rhine-Westphalia Institute for Economic Research (RWI-Essen); University of Bochum - Faculty of Economics; IZA Institute of Labor Economics

Date Written: September 1999

Abstract

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.

JEL Classification: J24, J61, J62

Suggested Citation

Zimmermann, Klaus F. and Bauer, Thomas K., Occupational Mobility of Ethnic Migrants (September 1999). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=180535

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