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Childhood and family experiences and the social integration of young migrants
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Economics.
2015 (English)In: Labour Economics, ISSN 0927-5371, E-ISSN 1879-1034, Vol. 35, 135-144 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

We study how age at migration affects social integration in adulthood. Using Swedish register data, we estimate the effects of age at migration by comparing siblings arriving (as children) at the same time, but at different ages. Migrants who were older when they arrived are less likely to live close to, work with, and marry natives. We also study 2nd generation immigrants and show that parental time in the host country has similar (although somewhat weaker) effects for this group. The effects do not appear to be propagated through socioeconomic status. Instead, preferences or cultural identities appear as key mechanisms.

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2015. Vol. 35, 135-144 p.
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Immigration, Age at migration, Siblings, Assimilation
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Economics and Business
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-261256DOI: 10.1016/j.labeco.2015.05.004ISI: 000359031500010OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-261256DiVA: diva2:850159
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Forte, Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare, 2013-0645
Available from: 2015-09-01 Created: 2015-08-31 Last updated: 2017-12-04Bibliographically approved

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