The paper explores the relationship between ethnic identity and labour market outcomes of immigrants in Italy. Using an IV strategy to deal with endogeneity concerns, we find that the probability of being employed, both regularly or irregularly, is higher for integrated immigrants. Interestingly, our analysis shows that assimilated foreigners have no better chances of being employed than separated ones. Therefore, these results seem to suggest that public policies supporting foreigners’ assimilation to the majorities’ culture might not be effective if not combined with policies aimed at maintaining the customs and traditions of the minorities.

Ethnic identity and labour market outcomes of immigrants in Italy

CARILLO, Maria Rosaria;LOMBARDO, VINCENZO;Venittelli, Tiziana
2014

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The paper explores the relationship between ethnic identity and labour market outcomes of immigrants in Italy. Using an IV strategy to deal with endogeneity concerns, we find that the probability of being employed, both regularly or irregularly, is higher for integrated immigrants. Interestingly, our analysis shows that assimilated foreigners have no better chances of being employed than separated ones. Therefore, these results seem to suggest that public policies supporting foreigners’ assimilation to the majorities’ culture might not be effective if not combined with policies aimed at maintaining the customs and traditions of the minorities.
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