Culture and the Labor Supply of Female Immigrants
Julia Bredtmann and
Sebastian Otten ()
No 2227, CReAM Discussion Paper Series from Centre for Research and Analysis of Migration (CReAM), Department of Economics, University College London
This paper analyzes the impact of source-country culture on the labor supply of female immigrants in Europe. We find that the labor supply of immigrant women is positively associated with the female-to-male labor force participation ratio in their source country, which serves as a proxy for the countryâ€™s preferences and beliefs regarding womenâ€™s roles. This suggests that the culture and norms of their source country play an important role for immigrant womenâ€™s labor supply. However, contradicting previous evidence for the U.S., we do not find evidence that the cultural effect persists through the second generation.
Keywords: Female labor force participation; immigration; integration; culturaltransmission; epidemiological approach (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J16 J22 J61 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Journal Article: Culture and the labor supply of female immigrants (2023)
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