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Early labour-market experiences of second-generation immigrants in Sweden

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This article investigates second generation immigrant's early labour-market performances in Sweden. To study their labour-market success we estimate dynamic transition rate models-Cox type proportional hazards, in a competing risk framework using register based panel-data set. Our results reveal that parental resources affect not only second-generation immigrants' continuing education but also their later labour-market success. The study verifies that finding a job is difficult for second-generation immigrants and the significant unobserved-heterogeneity parameter estimate may indicate discrimination. As a whole, second-generation immigrants have worse labour-market performances compared to their native-born counterparts.

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: 1: Department of Economics, Göteborg University, 405 30 Göteborg, Sweden 2: Swedish Institute for Food and Agriculture Economics, 223 63 Lund, Sweden

Publication date: April 1, 2007

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