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Ethnic niching in a segmented labour market: Evidence from Spain

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  • Mikolaj Stanek

    (Spanish National Council for Scientific Research, Spain)

  • Alberto Veira

    (Carlos III University of Madrid, Spain)

Abstract

Using the Spanish National Immigrant Survey (NIS-2007) we identify the ethnic niches where workers from five main immigrant communities concentrate. We then implement logit models in order to assess how structural factors and human and social capital variables affect the odds of working in these niches. We observe that the strong segmentation of the Spanish labour market strongly favours the concentration of immigrants in certain occupational niches. Nevertheless, variables related to human and social capital still play a significant role in the placement of immigrant workers in different niches, all of which are not equally attractive.

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  • Mikolaj Stanek & Alberto Veira, 2012. "Ethnic niching in a segmented labour market: Evidence from Spain," Migration Letters, Transnational Press London, UK, vol. 9(3), pages 249-262, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:mig:journl:v:9:y:2012:i:3:p:249-262
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    1. Enrique Fernández-Macías & Rafael Grande & Alberto Rey Poveda & José-Ignacio Antón, 2015. "Employment and Occupational Mobility among Recently Arrived Immigrants: The Spanish Case 1997–2007," Population Research and Policy Review, Springer;Southern Demographic Association (SDA), vol. 34(2), pages 243-277, April.

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