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The Economic Situation of First- and Second-Generation Immigrants in France, Germany, and the UK

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  • Algan, Yann

    ()
    (Sciences Po, Paris)

  • Dustmann, Christian

    ()
    (University College London)

  • Glitz, Albrecht

    ()
    (Universitat Pompeu Fabra)

  • Manning, Alan

    ()
    (London School of Economics)

Abstract

A central concern about immigration is the integration into the labour market, not only of the first generation, but also of subsequent generations. Little comparative work exists for Europe’s largest economies. France, Germany and the UK have all become, perhaps unwittingly, countries with large immigrant populations albeit with very different ethnic compositions. Today, the descendants of these immigrants live and work in their parents’ destination countries. This paper presents and discusses comparative evidence on the performance of first- and second-generation immigrants in these countries in terms of education, earnings, and employment.

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Length: 41 pages
Date of creation: Oct 2009
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Publication status: published in: Economic Journal, 2010, 120 (542), F4 - F30
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  1. Sari Pekkala, 2005. "Economic Impacts of Immigration: A Survey," Discussion Papers, Government Institute for Economic Research Finland (VATT) 362, Government Institute for Economic Research Finland (VATT).
  2. Christian Dustmann & Albrecht Glitz, 2011. "Migration and Education," Norface Discussion Paper Series, Norface Research Programme on Migration, Department of Economics, University College London 2011011, Norface Research Programme on Migration, Department of Economics, University College London.
  3. Cobb-Clark, Deborah A. & Nguyen, Trong-Ha, 2010. "Immigration Background and the Intergenerational Correlation in Education," IZA Discussion Papers 4985, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
  4. Christian Dustmann & Tommaso Frattini & Nikolaos Theodoropoulos, 2010. "Ethnicity and Second Generation Immigrants in Britain," CReAM Discussion Paper Series 1004, Centre for Research and Analysis of Migration (CReAM), Department of Economics, University College London.
  5. Regina Flake, 2011. "Gender Differences in the Intergenerational Earnings Mobility of Second-Generation Migrants," Ruhr Economic Papers, Rheinisch-Westfälisches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Universität Dortmund, Universität Duisburg-Essen 0283, Rheinisch-Westfälisches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Universität Dortmund, Universität Duisburg-Essen.

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