Dynamic effects of co-ethnic networks on immigrants' economic success

Michele Battisti, Giovanni Peri, Agnese Romiti

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Abstract

This paper investigates how the size of co-ethnic networks at the time of arrival affect the economic success of immigrants in Germany. Applying panel analysis with a large set of fixed effects and controls, we isolate the association between initial network size and long-run immigrant outcomes. we also look at those who were assigned to an initial location independently of their choice allows a causal interpretation of our estimates. We find that immigrants initially located in places with larger co-ethnic networks are more likely to be employed at first, but have a lower probability of investing in human capital.
LanguageEnglish
Number of pages53
JournalNBER Working paper
Issue number22389
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 31 Jul 2016

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Ethnic groups
Economics
Dynamic effects
Immigrants
Investing
Human capital
Fixed effects
Lower probabilities
Panel analysis
Germany

Keywords

  • human capital
  • immigrant labour
  • economic success

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