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Determinants of Integration and its Impact on the Economic Success of Immigrants: A Case Study of the Turkish Community in Berlin

Alexander Danzer () and Hulya Ulku

No 3762, IZA Discussion Papers from Institute of Labor Economics (IZA)

Abstract: Using a new data on 590 Turkish households in Berlin, we investigate the determinants and impact of integration on economic performance. We find that usual suspects such as time spent in Germany and education have positive impact, while networks have no impact on integration. There is strong evidence that political integration and the degree of full integration promote income. Using endogenous switching regression models, we show that local familial networks increase the income of unintegrated migrant groups only, while transnational networks decrease it. We also find that education is more welfare improving for integrated than non-integrated immigrants.

Keywords: ethnic networks; Turkish migrants; integration; economic success (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C25 D10 J15 O15 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 46 pages
Date: 2008-10
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-cwa, nep-mig and nep-soc
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