The entrance of irregular immigrants into the Italian labor market. A retrospective analysis

Author/s Rocco Molinari
Publishing Year 2023 Issue 2023/166
Language Italian Pages 27 P. 128-154 File size 346 KB
DOI 10.3280/SL2023-166006
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Exploiting retrospective information from the Social Condition and Integration of Foreign Citizens survey (Istat 2011-12), the article ex-plores the association between undocumented experience after the en-trance in Italy and various aspects of the first job: search duration, finding methods (including different types of contacts), and occupa-tional qualification. Findings reveal that, unless no significant relation-ship exists between legal status and speed of accessing the first job, ir-regular migrants are more likely to use networks of friends and ac-quaintances to find the first occupation. Furthermore, for both male and female migrants, the undocumented experience is proved to be as-sociated with the access to poorly qualified jobs.

Keywords: Legal Status, Irregular Migration, Labour Market, Italy

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Rocco Molinari, L’ingresso degli immigrati irregolari nel mercato del lavoro italiano. Un’analisi retrospettiva in "SOCIOLOGIA DEL LAVORO " 166/2023, pp 128-154, DOI: 10.3280/SL2023-166006