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Migrant Ethnic Identity: Concept And Policy Implications

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  • Klaus F. Zimmermann

    (Bonn University and DIW Berlin, Germany)

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With globalization, the size of migration and the value of ethnicity is rising. Also Cyprus undergoes a strong process of change while experiencing large inflows of migration. The paper investigates the challenges and the potentials of migration from a European Union perspective. It advocates for a new concept to measure the ethnic identity of migrants, models its determinants and explores its explanatory power for various types of economic performance. The ethnosizer, a measure of ethnic identity, classifies migrants into four states: integration, assimilation, separation and marginalization. Empirical evidence supports its relevance for economic outcomes.

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Article provided by Cyprus Economic Society and University of Cyprus in its journal Ekonomia.

Volume (Year): 10 (2007)
Issue (Month): 1 (Summer)
Pages: 1-17

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Handle: RePEc:ekn:ekonom:v:10:y:2007:i:1:p:1-17

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