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Occupational segregation in a country of recent mass immigration: evidence from Spain

  • Olga Alonso-Villar

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  • Coral Río

The aim of this paper is to study the occupational segregation of immigrants in Spain. It analyzes whether age, educational level, gender, region of origin, and years of residence in Spain affect the distribution of immigrants across occupations. In addition, given the remarkable increase of immigrants in the last few years and the adjustments that have occurred in the Spanish labor market from the current economic crisis, the evolution of the occupational segregation of immigrants between 1996 and 2009 is addressed. For these purposes, several measures recently proposed in the literature are used. Copyright Springer-Verlag 2013

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Article provided by Springer & Western Regional Science Association in its journal The Annals of Regional Science.

Volume (Year): 50 (2013)
Issue (Month): 1 (February)
Pages: 109-134

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Handle: RePEc:spr:anresc:v:50:y:2013:i:1:p:109-134
DOI: 10.1007/s00168-011-0480-2
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