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Pre-Hire Factors and Workplace Ethnic Segregation

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  • Strömgren, Magnus

    () (Umeå University)

  • Tammaru, Tiit

    () (University of Tartu)

  • van Ham, Maarten

    () (Delft University of Technology)

  • Marcinczak, Szymon

    () (Umeå University)

  • Stjernström, Olof

    () (Umeå University)

  • Lindgren, Urban

    () (Umeå University)

Abstract

In addition to neighbourhoods of residence, family and places of work play important roles in producing and reproducing ethnic segregation. Therefore, recent research on ethnic segregation and contact is increasingly turning its attention from residential areas towards other important domains of daily interethnic contact. The key innovation of this paper is to clarify the role of immigrants' pre-hire exposure to natives in the residence, workplace and family domains in immigrant exposure to natives in their current workplace. The study is based on Swedish population register data. The results show that at the macro level, workplace neighbourhood segregation is lower than residential neighbourhood segregation. Our micro-level analysis further shows that high levels of residential exposure of immigrants to natives help to reduce ethnic segregation at the level of workplace establishments as well.

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  • Strömgren, Magnus & Tammaru, Tiit & van Ham, Maarten & Marcinczak, Szymon & Stjernström, Olof & Lindgren, Urban, 2011. "Pre-Hire Factors and Workplace Ethnic Segregation," IZA Discussion Papers 5622, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
  • Handle: RePEc:iza:izadps:dp5622
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    Keywords

    intermarriage; workplace segregation; residential segregation; neighbourhood effects; longitudinal analysis; Sweden;

    JEL classification:

    • J15 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Economics of Minorities, Races, Indigenous Peoples, and Immigrants; Non-labor Discrimination
    • J61 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - Geographic Labor Mobility; Immigrant Workers
    • R23 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Household Analysis - - - Regional Migration; Regional Labor Markets; Population

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