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Dynamic Effects of Co-Ethnic Networks on Immigrants' Economic Success

Michele Battisti (), Giovanni Peri () and Agnese Romiti ()

No 7084, CESifo Working Paper Series from CESifo

Abstract: This paper investigates how the size of co-ethnic networks at the time of arrival affect the economic success of immigrants in Germany. Applying panel analysis with a large set of fixed effects and controls, we isolate the association between initial network size and long-run immigrant outcomes. We also look at those who were assigned to an initial location independently of their choice allows a causal interpretation of our estimates. We find that immigrants initially located in places with larger co-ethnic networks are more likely to be employed at first, but have a lower probability of investing in human capital.

Keywords: networks; immigration; human capital; employment (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J24 J61 R23 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-eur, nep-lab, nep-mig, nep-soc and nep-ure
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