Do Ethnic Enclaves Impede Immigrants' Integration? Evidence from a Quasi-Experimental Social-Interaction Approach
Alexander Danzer () and
No 4022, CESifo Working Paper Series from CESifo
It is widely debated whether immigrants who live among co-ethnics are less willing to integrate into the host society. Exploiting the quasi-experimental guest worker placement across German regions during the 1960/70s as well as information on immigrants’ inter-ethnic contact networks and social activities, we are able to identify the causal effect of ethnic concentration on social integration. The exogenous placement of immigrants “switches off” observable and unobservable differences in the willingness or ability to integrate which have confounded previous studies. Evidence suggests that the presence of co-ethnics increases migrants’ interaction cost with natives and thus reduces the likelihood of integration.
Keywords: immigrants; integration; enclaves; political participation; culture; social interaction; guest workers (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J15 J61 R23 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Journal Article: Do Ethnic Enclaves Impede Immigrants' Integration? Evidence from a Quasi-experimental Social-interaction Approach (2013)
Working Paper: Do ethnic enclaves impede immigrants’ integration? Evidence from a quasi-experimental social-interaction approach (2013)
Working Paper: Do Ethnic Enclaves Impede Immigrants' Integration?: Evidence from a Quasi-Experimental Social-Interaction Approach (2012)
Working Paper: Do Ethnic Enclaves Impede Immigrants' Integration? Evidence from a Quasi-Experimental Social-Interaction Approach (2012)
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