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Labor Market Attachment of Immigrant Women in Germany. Evidence for a Double Disadvantage?

Schüler, Ruth Maria LU (2011) EKHR11 20111
Department of Economic History
Abstract
This paper examines the labor market attachment of immigrant women in Germany by testing the hypothesis of a double disadvantage and looking at the determinants of immigrant women’s earnings and occupational prestige in 1999 and 2009.
Hypotheses derived from human capital and labor market segmentation theory are tested by running ordinary least squares regressions on earnings and occupational prestige by making use of data of the German Socio-Economic Panel, a representative repetitive micro-data survey of private households in Germany.
Evidence for persisting ethnic stratification, leading to the selection of immigrant women into the low-paid and low-prestigious secondary sector of the German labor market is found and increasing... (More)
This paper examines the labor market attachment of immigrant women in Germany by testing the hypothesis of a double disadvantage and looking at the determinants of immigrant women’s earnings and occupational prestige in 1999 and 2009.
Hypotheses derived from human capital and labor market segmentation theory are tested by running ordinary least squares regressions on earnings and occupational prestige by making use of data of the German Socio-Economic Panel, a representative repetitive micro-data survey of private households in Germany.
Evidence for persisting ethnic stratification, leading to the selection of immigrant women into the low-paid and low-prestigious secondary sector of the German labor market is found and increasing obsta-cles in transferring formal human capital to the German labor market are observed for immigrant women. However, the negative impact of being an immigrant on earnings diminishes during the time of observation, while the wage penalty for women persists. (Less)
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author
Schüler, Ruth Maria LU
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organization
course
EKHR11 20111
year
type
H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
Germany, gender, migration, labor market segmentation, human capital.
language
English
id
2060578
date added to LUP
2011-08-09 11:30:06
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  abstract     = {This paper examines the labor market attachment of immigrant women in Germany by testing the hypothesis of a double disadvantage and looking at the determinants of immigrant women’s earnings and occupational prestige in 1999 and 2009. 
Hypotheses derived from human capital and labor market segmentation theory are tested by running ordinary least squares regressions on earnings and occupational prestige by making use of data of the German Socio-Economic Panel, a representative repetitive micro-data survey of private households in Germany.
Evidence for persisting ethnic stratification, leading to the selection of immigrant women into the low-paid and low-prestigious secondary sector of the German labor market is found and increasing obsta-cles in transferring formal human capital to the German labor market are observed for immigrant women. However, the negative impact of being an immigrant on earnings diminishes during the time of observation, while the wage penalty for women persists.},
  author       = {Schüler, Ruth Maria},
  keyword      = {Germany,gender,migration,labor market segmentation,human capital.},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Labor Market Attachment of Immigrant Women in Germany. Evidence for a Double Disadvantage?},
  year         = {2011},
}