Cultural Distance, Immigrants' Identity, and Labour Market Outcomes
Asad Islam () and
Paul Raschky ()
No 21-13, Monash Economics Working Papers from Monash University, Department of Economics
Consistent estimates of the effect of ethnic identity on labor market outcomes is complicated by the endogenous relationship between performance on the labor market and attitudes towards ethnic identity. This paper uses measures of genetic and linguistic distance between an immigrants' home and host countries as instruments for ethnic identity. We find some evidence for adverse effects of home country identity on male immigrants' unemployment likelihood. Our results also suggest that a stronger host country identity only has a systematic effect on female employment and job satisfaction. Overall, ethnic identity appears to play only a negligible role in immigrants' labour market performance.
Keywords: Ethnic Identity; Labor Market Outcomes; Instrumental Variables (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: F22 J15 J16 Z10 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 40 pages
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-dem, nep-mig and nep-ure
References: Add references at CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (10) Track citations by RSS feed
Downloads: (external link)
http://www.buseco.monash.edu.au/eco/research/paper ... uralislamraschky.pdf (application/pdf)
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.
Export reference: BibTeX
RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan)
Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:mos:moswps:2013-21
Ordering information: This working paper can be ordered from
http://www.buseco.mo ... eco/research/papers/
Access Statistics for this paper
More papers in Monash Economics Working Papers from Monash University, Department of Economics Department of Economics, Monash University, Victoria 3800, Australia. Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Simon Angus ().