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Die Schotten bleiben dicht!? EU-Freizügigkeit darf nicht länger eingeschränkt werden

In: IZA Compact (2009), April/Mai, S.16 | Klaus F. Zimmermann

Studie über die soziale Eingliederung und Arbeitsmarktintegration ethnischer Minderheiten: Abschlussbericht

Bonn: IZA, 2008, 179 S.
(IZA Research Report ; 16)
| Klaus F. Zimmermann, Martin Kahanec, Amelie Constant, Don DeVoretz, Liliya Gataullina, Anzelica Zaiceva
Externe referierte Aufsätze

What Makes an Entrepreneur and Does It Pay? Native Men, Turks, and Other Migrants in Germany

This paper focuses on the entrepreneurial endeavours of immigrants' and natives in Germany, concentrating on Turks, Germany's largest immigrant group and one under-studied in the literature. Self-employed Turks in Germany represent about 70 per cent of all Turkish entrepreneurs in the European Union. We use data from the German Socio-economic Panel to study patterns of self-employment. First, we identify ...

In: International Migration 45 (2007), 4, S. 71-100 | Amelie Constant, Yochanan Shachmurove, Klaus F. Zimmermann
SOEPpapers 48 / 2007

Germans in Germany's Ethnic Neighborhoods

In contrast to most research on the effects on residents of living in an ethnic neighborhood, this paper explores how living within an ethnic neighborhood affects members of the dominant ethnic group - in this case Germans - rather than the minorities that define it. The results indicate that Germans living within ethnic neighborhoods are less well off financially than their peers in other parts of ...

2007| Anita I. Drever
SOEPpapers 38 / 2007

Analyzing the Labor Market Activity of Immigrant Families in Germany

This paper analyzes whether immigrant families facing credit constraints adopt a family investment strategy wherein, upon arrival, an immigrant spouse invests in host country-specific human capital while the other partner works to finance the family's current consumption. Using data for West Germany, we do not find evidence for such a specialization strategy. We further examine the labor supply and ...

2007| Leilanie Basilio, Thomas K. Bauer, Mathias Sinning
SOEPpapers 57 / 2007

Ethnic Identity and Immigrant Homeownership

Immigrants are much less likely to own their homes than natives, even after controlling for a broad range of life-cycle and socio-economic characteristics and housing market conditions. This paper extends the analysis of immigrant housing tenure choice by explicitly accounting for ethnic identity as a potential influence on the homeownership decision, using a two-dimensional model of ethnic identity ...

2007| Amelie Constant, Rowan Roberts, Klaus F. Zimmermann
SOEPpapers 63 / 2007

Social Deprivation and Exclusion of Immigrants in Germany

This paper aims at providing empirical evidence on social exclusion of immigrants in Germany. We demonstrate that when using a conventional definition of the social inclusion index typically applied in the literature, immigrants appear to experience a significant degree of social deprivation and exclusion, confirming much of the economic literature examining the economic assimilation of immigrants ...

2007| John P. Haisken-DeNew, Mathias Sinning
Externe referierte Aufsätze

Native-Migrant Differences in Risk Attitudes

This article questions the perceived wisdom that migrants are more risk-loving than the native population. We employ a new large German survey of direct individual risk measures to find that first-generation migrants have lower risk attitudes than natives, which only equalize in the second generation.

In: Applied Economics Letters 16 (2009), 15, S. 1581-1586 | Holger Bonin, Amelie Constant, Konstantinos Tatsiramos, Klaus F. Zimmermann
SOEPpapers 92 / 2008

Bringing Home the Money: Xenophobia and Remittances: The Case of Germany

The determinants of migrants' remittances are the subject of this study based on German SOEP data (2001-2006). In contrast to previous studies we analyze the motives for remittances not only for foreigners but also for the broader group of individuals with a personal migration background. Major findings are: First, concerns about xenophobia lead to higher remittances. Second, income and gender has ...

2008| Elke Holst, Andrea Schäfer, Mechthild Schrooten
Diskussionspapiere 862 / 2009

Labor Mobility and the Integration of European Labor Markets

This paper outlines the importance of labor mobility for the improvement in allocating and distributing economic resources. We are faced with an increasing lack of skilled workers and a growing tendency of unemployment amongst the low-skilled. A central political objective for the future will not only be education policy but also the recruitment of high-skilled workers from international and European ...

2009| Klaus F. Zimmermann
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