Forschungsarbeit: Labour Market (Re-)Entry Difficulties among Different Immigrant Groups in Switzerland

Lesen Sie die spannende Forschungsarbeit zum Thema ‚Die Schwierigkeiten verschiedener Zuwanderergruppen beim (Wieder-)Eintritt in den Schweizer Arbeitsmarkt‘.


Titel: It’s Discrimination, Stupid: Labour Market (Re-)Entry Difficulties among Different Immigrant Groups in Switzerland


Zusammenfassung: We start from the empirical observation that unemployed migrants from Africa and Ex-Yugoslavia have more diculties when trying to re-enter the labour market as compared to migrants from Portugal. Based on a unique dataset of newly unemployed individuals in the Swiss Canton of Vaud, we set out to analyse the reasons for the large di erence in the length of unemployment spells by testing the most important theoretical approaches of employability proposed in the literature. First, we analyse whether di fferences at the level of individual resources explain diff erences in outcome (human capital). Second, we test how the size of the social network infuences the likelihood of fi nding employment (social capital). Third, we account for motivation, eff ort and job search strategies (proactive search behaviour). Eventually, we controlled for individual wellbeing as a potential driver of unemployment duration but we found no evidence that these di fferent factors are able to explain the underperformance of Ex-Yugoslavian and African respondents. Our conclusion is that discriminatory patterns related to nationality are at least in part responsible for the substantial disadvantage of these groups and we explain it by referring to the di usion of negative stereotypes about speci c immigrant communities in the public sphere.


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