Dynamic Effects of Co-Ethnic Networks on Immigrants' Economic Success

Battisti, M. , Peri, G. and Romiti, A. (2016) Dynamic Effects of Co-Ethnic Networks on Immigrants' Economic Success. Working Paper. National Bureau of Economic Research, Cambridge, MA.

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Abstract

This paper investigates how the size of co-ethnic networks at the time of arrival affect the economic success of immigrants in Germany. Applying panel analysis with a large set of fixed effects and controls, we isolate the association between initial network size and long-run immigrant outcomes. we also look at those who were assigned to an initial location independently of their choice allows a causal interpretation of our estimates. We find that immigrants initially located in places with larger co-ethnic networks are more likely to be employed at first, but have a lower probability of investing in human capital.

Item Type:Research Reports or Papers (Working Paper)
Status:Published
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Battisti, Dr Michele
Authors: Battisti, M., Peri, G., and Romiti, A.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > Adam Smith Business School > Economics
Publisher:National Bureau of Economic Research

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