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Immigration in Spain: A within migrant groups study

Hernández Castilla, Verónica LU (2012) EKHR92 20121
Department of Economic History
Abstract
Since the mid-nineties the migratory flows towards Spain have reached an unprecedented level in a country typically accustomed to emigration. Using data from the National Immigrant Survey (ENI) for the year 2007, the objective of this work is to study the main characteristics of Eastern Europeans, Latin Americans and Africans and their situation in terms of earnings assimilation with respect to the benchmark used, migrants coming from Western Countries. In order to determine what factors are being more relevant in their labour market integration process, the interactions between the region of origin and certain factors (mainly educational attainment, language capabilities and network effects) had been included. The results show that on... (More)
Since the mid-nineties the migratory flows towards Spain have reached an unprecedented level in a country typically accustomed to emigration. Using data from the National Immigrant Survey (ENI) for the year 2007, the objective of this work is to study the main characteristics of Eastern Europeans, Latin Americans and Africans and their situation in terms of earnings assimilation with respect to the benchmark used, migrants coming from Western Countries. In order to determine what factors are being more relevant in their labour market integration process, the interactions between the region of origin and certain factors (mainly educational attainment, language capabilities and network effects) had been included. The results show that on average the Latin Americans perform the better followed by the Eastern Europeans. However, it seems that the assimilation process in the Spanish context is mainly driven by the productive structure of the Spanish economy, in such a way that the absorption of a large part of the foreign born labour force by low-skill occupations have reduce the relevance of traditional determinants of the income level as the education and linguistic capabilities. (Less)
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author
Hernández Castilla, Verónica LU
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organization
course
EKHR92 20121
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
Immigration, integration, income level
language
English
id
2834777
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2012-08-07 11:58:39
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  abstract     = {Since the mid-nineties the migratory flows towards Spain have reached an unprecedented level in a country typically accustomed to emigration. Using data from the National Immigrant Survey (ENI) for the year 2007, the objective of this work is to study the main characteristics of Eastern Europeans, Latin Americans and Africans and their situation in terms of earnings assimilation with respect to the benchmark used, migrants coming from Western Countries. In order to determine what factors are being more relevant in their labour market integration process, the interactions between the region of origin and certain factors (mainly educational attainment, language capabilities and network effects) had been included. The results show that on average the Latin Americans perform the better followed by the Eastern Europeans. However, it seems that the assimilation process in the Spanish context is mainly driven by the productive structure of the Spanish economy, in such a way that the absorption of a large part of the foreign born labour force by low-skill occupations have reduce the relevance of traditional determinants of the income level as the education and linguistic capabilities.},
  author       = {Hernández Castilla, Verónica},
  keyword      = {Immigration,integration,income level},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Immigration in Spain: A within migrant groups study},
  year         = {2012},
}