Immigrant Performance in the Labour Market: Bonding and Bridging Social Capital (IMISCOE Research)

Immigrant Performance in the Labour Market: Bonding and Bridging Social Capital (IMISCOE Research)

By: Bram Lancee (author)Paperback

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To what extent can different forms of social capital help immigrants make headway on the labour market? An answer to this pressing question begins here. Taking the Netherlands and Germany as case studies, the book identifies two forms of social capital that may work to increase employment, income and occupational status and, conversely, decrease unemployment. New insights into the concepts of bonding and bridging arise through quantitative research methods, using longitudinal and crosssectional data. Referring to a dense network with 'thick' trust, bonding is measured as family ties, co-ethnic ties and trust in the family. Bridging is seen in terms of interethnic ties, thus implying a crosscutting network with 'thin' trust. Immigrant Performance in the Labour Market reveals that although bonding allows immigrants to get by, bridging enables them to get ahead.

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Bram Lancee is Humboldt Research Fellow at the Social Science Research Center Berlin and postdoctoral researcher at the University of Amsterdam.


Immigrant Performance in the Labour Market - 2[-]Table of contents - 6[-]List of figures and tables - 8[-]Acknowledgements - 12[-]1 Introduction and research questions - 14[-]2 Social capital theory - 18[-]3 Immigrants in Germany and the Netherlands - 34[-]4 Immigrants' social capital and labour market outcomes - 58[-]5 The case of the Netherlands - 78[-]6 The case of Germany - 104[-]7 Interethnic and intra-ethnic friendships and unemployment duration for Turkish immigrants and native Germans - 138[-]8 Conclusions on immigrants' bonding and bridging social capital - 156[-]Appendix - 166[-]References - 172[-]Other IMISCOE titles - 186

Product Details

  • publication date: 26/01/2012
  • ISBN13: 9789089643575
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 192
  • ID: 9789089643575
  • weight: 339
  • ISBN10: 9089643575

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