Pre-Hire Factors and Workplace Ethnic Segregation

21 Pages Posted: 18 Apr 2011

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Magnus Strömgren

University of Umea

Tiit Tammaru

University of Tartu

Maarten van Ham

Delft University of Technology - OTB Research Institute for Housing, Urban and Mobility Studies; University of St. Andrews; IZA Institute of Labor Economics

Szymon Marcinczak

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Olof Stjernström

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Urban Lindgren

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Abstract

In addition to neighbourhoods of residence, family and places of work play important roles in producing and reproducing ethnic segregation. Therefore, recent research on ethnic segregation and contact is increasingly turning its attention from residential areas towards other important domains of daily interethnic contact. The key innovation of this paper is to clarify the role of immigrants' pre-hire exposure to natives in the residence, workplace and family domains in immigrant exposure to natives in their current workplace. The study is based on Swedish population register data. The results show that at the macro level, workplace neighbourhood segregation is lower than residential neighbourhood segregation. Our micro-level analysis further shows that high levels of residential exposure of immigrants to natives help to reduce ethnic segregation at the level of workplace establishments as well.

Keywords: neighbourhood effects, residential segregation, workplace segregation, intermarriage, longitudinal analysis, Sweden

JEL Classification: J15, J61, R23

Suggested Citation

Strömgren, Magnus and Tammaru, Tiit and van Ham, Maarten and Marcinczak, Szymon and Stjernström, Olof and Lindgren, Urban, Pre-Hire Factors and Workplace Ethnic Segregation. IZA Discussion Paper No. 5622, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1812467

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Urban Lindgren

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