Human Capital and Ethnic Self-Identification of Migrants

12 Pages Posted: 28 Dec 2006

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Laura Zimmermann

IZA Institute of Labor Economics; University of Oxford

Liliya Gataullina

Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)

Amelie F. Constant

Princeton University; UNU-MERIT; CESifo

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

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Date Written: October 2006

Abstract

The paper investigates the role of human capital for migrants' ethnic ties towards their home and host countries. Pre-migration characteristics dominate ethnic self-identification. Human capital acquired in the host country does not affect the attachment to the receiving country.

Keywords: Ethnic self-identification, first-generation migrants, gender, ethnicity, human capital

JEL Classification: F22, J15, J16, J24, Z10

Suggested Citation

Zimmermann, Laura and Gataullina, Liliya and Constant, Amelie F. and Zimmermann, Klaus F., Human Capital and Ethnic Self-Identification of Migrants (October 2006). CEPR Discussion Paper No. 5884, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=953929

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