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International Migration, Ethnicity, and Economic Inequality

In: Wiemer Salverda, Brian Nolan, Timothy M. Smeeding , The Oxford Handbook of Economic Inequality
Oxford : Univ. Press
S. 455-490
| Martin Kahanec, Klaus F. Zimmermann
SOEPpapers 64 / 2007

Assimilation and Cohort Effects for German Immigrants

Demographic change and the rising demand for highly qualified labor in Germany attracts notice to the analysis of immigration. In addition, the pattern of immigration changed markedly during the past decades. Therefore we use the latest data of the German Socioeconomic Panel up to the year 2006 in order to investigate the economic performance of immigrants. We perform regressions of three pooled cross ...

2007| Sebastian Gundel, Heiko Peters
SOEPpapers 59 / 2007

Wealth and Asset Holdings of Immigrants in Germany

This paper examines the relative wealth position and the portfolio choices of immigrants in Germany. The empirical findings reveal significant differences in overall wealth and various wealth components between German natives and immigrants. Differences in real estate constitute the major part of different levels of net worth, indicating that disparities in home-ownership rates are responsible for ...

2007| Mathias Sinning
SOEPpapers 30 / 2007

Earnings Assimilation of Immigrants in Germany: The Importance of Heterogeneity and Attrition Bias

Heterogeneity in the ethnic composition of Germany's immigrant population renders general conclusions on the degree of economic integration difficult. Using a rich longitudinal data-set, this paper tests for differences in economic assimilation profiles of four entry cohorts of foreign-born immigrants and ethnic Germans. The importance of time-invariant individual unobserved heterogeneity and panel ...

2007| Michael Fertig, Stefanie Schurer
Monographien

International Migration, Ethnicity and Economic Inequality

Bonn: IZA, 2008, 57 S.
(Discussion Paper Series / Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit ; 3450)
| Martin Kahanec, Klaus F. Zimmermann
SOEPpapers 107 / 2008

Wage Convergence and Inequality after Unification: (East) Germany in Transition

This paper investigates the wage convergence between East German workers and their West German counterparts after reunification. Our research is based on a comparison of three groups of workers defined as stayers, migrants and commuters to West Germany, who lived in East Germany in 1989, with groups of West German statistical twin workers, all taken from the Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP). According to ...

2008| Johannes Gernandt, Friedhelm Pfeiffer
SOEPpapers 111 / 2008

Gender, Migration, Remittances: Evidence from Germany

Gender-specific determinants of remittances are the subject of this study based on German SOEP data (2001-2006). In 2007, about 7.3 million foreigners were living in Germany. While the total number of foreigners has decreased over the last decade, female migration to Germany has increased. A feminization of migration is observable all over the world, and is changing gender roles in the households of ...

2008| Elke Holst, Andrea Schäfer, Mechthild Schrooten
Diskussionspapiere 229 / 2000

Short Term Living Conditions and Long Term Prospects of Immigrant Children in Germany

In Germany the foreign born population is made up of foreigners and so called ”ethnic Germans” who migrated from eastern European countries to Germany. While the first group is confronted with problems arising from the typical German concept of ethnicity and citizenship, the latter are entitled to a German passport immediately after crossing the border. About one half of the immigrants who entered ...

2000| Joachim R. Frick, Gert G. Wagner
SOEPpapers 33 / 2007

Precautionary Savings by Natives and Immigrants in Germany

This paper analyses the savings behaviour of natives and immigrants in Germany. It is argued that uncertainty about future income and legal status (in case of immigrants) is a key component in the determination of the level of precautionary savings. Using the German Socio-economic Panel data it is shown that, although immigrants have lower levels of savings and are less likely to have regular savings ...

2007| Matloob Piracha, Yu Zhu
Monographien

Immigrants' Economic Performance Across Europe: Does Immigration Policy Matter?

Colchester [u.a.]: EPAG, 2003, 36 Bl.
(EPAG Working Papers ; 42)
| Felix Büchel, Joachim R. Frick
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