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Immigrants’ identity, economic outcomes, and the transmission of identity across generations

Casey, T.; Dustmann, C.; (2009) Immigrants’ identity, economic outcomes, and the transmission of identity across generations. (CReAM Discussion Papers CDP 23). Centre for the Research and Analysis of Migration (CReAM): London, UK. Green open access

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Abstract

In this paper we address three issues relating to immigrants’ identity, measured as the feeling of belonging to particular ethnic groups. We study the formation of identity with home and host countries. We investigate how identity with either country relates to immigrants’ and their children’s labour market outcomes. Finally, we analyse the intergenerational transmission of identity. Our analysis is based on a unique longitudinal dataset on immigrants and their children. We find that identity with either country is only weakly related to labour market outcomes. However, there is strong intergenerational transmission of identity from one generation to the next.

Type: Working / discussion paper
Title: Immigrants’ identity, economic outcomes, and the transmission of identity across generations
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Publisher version: http://www.econ.ucl.ac.uk/cream/publicationsdiscus...
Language: English
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS > Dept of Economics
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/18266
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