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The Impacts of social networks on immigrants' employment prospect: the spanish case 1997-2007
Méndez Errico, Luciana
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament d'Economia Aplicada
This paper studies the extent to which social networks influence the employment stability and wages of immigrants in Spain. By doing so, I consider an aspect that has not been previously addressed in the empirical literature, namely the connection between immigrants' social networks and labor market outcomes in Spain. For this purpose, I use micro-data from the National Immigrant Survey carried out in 2007. The analysis is conducted in two stages. First, the impact of social networks on the probability of keeping the first job obtained in Spain is studied through a multinomial logit regression. Second, quantile regressions are used to estimate a wage equation. The empirical results suggest that once the endogeneity problem has been accounted for, immigrants' social networks influence their labor market outcomes. On arrival, immigrants experience a mismatch in the labor market. In addition, different effects of social networks on wages by gender and wage distribution are found. While contacts on arrival and informal job access mechanisms positively influence women's wages, a wage penalty is observed for men.
2013-03-11
Mercat de treball
Immigrants -- Espanya
Xarxes socials
Estimació paramètrica
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49 p.
Working Paper
Document de treball (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament d'Economia Aplicada); 13.01
         

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