Ethnic Networks and the Employment of Asylum Seekers: Evidence from Germany
Felix Stips and
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Felix Stips: University of Göttingen
No 12903, IZA Discussion Papers from Institute of Labor Economics (IZA)
Using novel registry data on the population of asylum seekers in Germany for the period from 2010 to 2016, and quasi-experimental variation induced by German allocation policies, we identify causal effects of the size and composition of local co-national networks on formal labor market access of asylum seekers. While the individual employment probability is not linked to network size, it increases with the number of employed local co-national asylum seekers and decreases with the number of non-employed network members, thereby underlining the central importance of network quality.
Keywords: social networks; refugees; employment; Germany; dispersal policies (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: F22 J61 R23 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 23 pages
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Published - published in: PLOS One, 2020, https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0236996
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