We investigate the relationship between identity and earned income of migrants living in Italy. Using the Berry’s acculturation model to identify the foreigners’ identity choices, we find that integrated immigrants gain a wage income higher than that of assimilated and separated ones, while there are no statistically significant differences between people who assimilate and separate. Our results would suggest the helpfulness of implementing a model of integration that supports both and contemporaneously the attachment to the host and home country to foster the social-economic inclusion of foreigners in Italy.

Immigrants’ integration and income. Evidence from Italy

Maria Rosaria Carillo;Vincenzo Lombardo
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VENITTELLI, Tiziana
2017

Abstract

We investigate the relationship between identity and earned income of migrants living in Italy. Using the Berry’s acculturation model to identify the foreigners’ identity choices, we find that integrated immigrants gain a wage income higher than that of assimilated and separated ones, while there are no statistically significant differences between people who assimilate and separate. Our results would suggest the helpfulness of implementing a model of integration that supports both and contemporaneously the attachment to the host and home country to foster the social-economic inclusion of foreigners in Italy.
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