The later, the better? The ethnic penalty on labor market achievement by migrant generation: evidence from Italy

Author/s Giorgio Piccitto
Publishing Year 2023 Issue 2023/166
Language English Pages 23 P. 79-101 File size 315 KB
DOI 10.3280/SL2023-166004
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The socio-economic inclusion of the children of immigrants in the host labor markets is still problematic, and connoted by a general penalization if compared with their native counterpart. Anyway, this issue has been studied only in old migration countries, while it remains largely unexplored in the new receiving ones. From this perspective, Italy represents a very interesting and uncharted case study, where first-generation migrants have already emerged as a particularly disadvantaged group. This work aims at filling this gap, by exploiting the two Eurostat “ad hoc modules” (2008; 2014) European Union Labour Force Survey. By means of multivariate statistical techniques, it will be estimated the gap in employment and socio-economic status among natives and migrants, distinguished according to their generation, and how this gap varies within the second-generation individuals with different parental area of origin.

Keywords: Ethnic penalty, labor market achievement, children of immigrants, second generation, Italy

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Giorgio Piccitto, The later, the better? The ethnic penalty on labor market achievement by migrant generation: evidence from Italy in "SOCIOLOGIA DEL LAVORO " 166/2023, pp 79-101, DOI: 10.3280/SL2023-166004