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The Labour Market Integration of Immigrants and Their Children in Switzerland


  • Thomas Liebig


  • Sebastian Kohls


  • Karolin Krause



Switzerland is among the OECD countries with the largest immigrant populations – 27% of the working-age population are foreign-born – and the issue of immigration is high on both the policy agenda and in the public debate. Given the numerous debates around this issue in Switzerland, one could be tempted to think that immigrants are less well integrated than in other countries...

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  • Thomas Liebig & Sebastian Kohls & Karolin Krause, 2012. "The Labour Market Integration of Immigrants and Their Children in Switzerland," OECD Social, Employment and Migration Working Papers 128, OECD Publishing.
  • Handle: RePEc:oec:elsaab:128-en

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    1. Kohler, Pierre, 2012. "Three essays on the economic and cultural integration of migrants in Switzerland: putting into perspective the influence of economic discrimination and of host society culture," MPRA Paper 38129, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    2. Elena Gentili & Fabrizio Mazzonna, 2017. "What drives the substitutability between native and foreign workers? Evidence about the role of language," IdEP Economic Papers 1702, USI Università della Svizzera italiana.

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    JEL classification:

    • J13 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Fertility; Family Planning; Child Care; Children; Youth
    • J15 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Economics of Minorities, Races, Indigenous Peoples, and Immigrants; Non-labor Discrimination
    • J21 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Labor Force and Employment, Size, and Structure
    • J24 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Human Capital; Skills; Occupational Choice; Labor Productivity
    • J61 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - Geographic Labor Mobility; Immigrant Workers
    • J7 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Labor Discrimination
    • J8 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Labor Standards

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