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
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)
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-eur, nep-lab, nep-mig, nep-soc and nep-ure
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